Ireland under-19 Mark McGuinness joins Ipswich on loan from Premier League Arsenal

Wed, Sep 23 2020

Republic of Ireland under-19 international Mark McGuinness has joined Ipswich Town on loan from Premier League Arsenal.

McGuinness impressed for Arsenal’s under-23s in a recent game with Ipswich – so much so that he has now joined the Tractor Boys on loan for the 2020/21 League One season.

“I am very happy to be here,” the London born McGuinness told Ipswich’s media team. “After getting the deal sorted, I was really looking forward to training and it went well.

“I’m hoping to be involved in plenty of first-team matches here. The lads have started really well, so I know I’ll have to impress, and I won’t just walk into the team, but I’m up for the challenge.

“My main priority is defending, and I want to help the team keep as many clean sheets and be as solid as possible.

“I also enjoy getting on the ball, though. I can see this squad try to play out from the back and that’s something that will suit me and benefit me.

“The experience here could be invaluable to me. I want to make the most of it and help the Club achieve what it wants.”