Dan Crowley: Oxford United choose to end Arsenal midfielder's loan early

Dan Crowley
Dan Crowley's last appearance for Oxford United came against Chelsea Under-23s in the EFL Trophy

Oxford United are to end the season-long loan of midfielder Dan Crowley from Arsenal six months early.

The 19-year-old has made 11 appearances in all competitions for the League One club, scoring three goals.

Oxford head coach Michael Appleton would not reveal the exact reasons for Crowley's return to his parent club.

The England Under-19 international, who also had a spell on loan at Barnsley last season, is yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners.

Crowley has been left out of Oxford's squad for their past three games.

"I'm certainly not going to lose sleep if Arsenal have got an issue with Oxford United going forward," Appleton told BBC Radio Oxford when asked if he would feature again for the club.

"The one thing we are, and will always be, is very professional. Nothing and nobody will ever get in the way of what we're trying to do from a team culture and ethos point of view."