Arsenal ace Ben Sheaf heading to Coventry on season-long loan transfer with £750,000 option to buy

ARSENAL starlet Ben Sheaf is joining Championship new boys Coventry on loan – with a view to a £750,000 permanent move.

The 22-year-old midfielder was borrowed by League One Doncaster last season – before publicly stating he was targeting a breakthrough with the Gunners this term.

But instead the Emirates academy product is on the move for the third time in two years, having first played senior football in a temporary spell with Stevenage.

Injuries hit the former West Ham schoolkid just when he seemed close to first-team experience with Arsenal.

But earlier this summer he was still hoping to follow fellow Gunners' youngsters like Bukayo Saka, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson into boss Mikel Arteta's plans.

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The Kent-born ace  told Goal: “I want to play for Arsenal. That is the dream. 

“It’s easy to say injuries have stopped me, which I think they partly have. 

"But I wouldn’t have the journey I’ve had any other way. That sounds a bit cringe, but I wouldn’t.

“I’ve had some dark times but I know that I’m good enough and if given the opportunity I will prove myself as good enough. 

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"It’s just whether that opportunity comes up or not.

" I would love to go back and prove myself because I’ve never really had that injury-free spell when I’ve been there."

Now, though, he is off to League One champs Coventry.

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