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James Olayinka

Midfielder

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Biography

Date of birth

05/10/2000

Signed

17/10/2020

Country

England

Arsenal midfielder James Olayinka signed for Blues on loan until the end of Janaury on deadline day.

The 20-year-old was involved in a pre-season tour to the United States with the Gunners in 2019, scoring against Colorado Rapids.

Olayinka has also featured for Arsenal in the EFL Trophy in the past three seasons and was on the bench in the North London club's Community Shield win over Liverpool in August.

Last season the dynamic midfielder spent a brief spell with Northampton Town where he featured alongside Alan McCormack on a handful of occasions prior to the curtailment of the season, including in the Cobblers’ League Two play-off winning run.

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