Gunners youngster joins Championship side

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Sheffield United have re-signed Arsenal defender Kyle Bartley on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old, who made 14 appearances for the Blades in a successful loan spell at the club at the end of last season, joined Arsenal from Bolton in 2007 and is reserve team captain at the Emirates.

United manager Kevin Blackwell said: "I think this is a great move for both Kyle and Sheffield United and I am delighted to bring in effectively a new player but one who knows how we operate and is comfortable at the club."

He added: "We saw last season that Kyle is a young player with great potential and the association was of great benefit to both of us. It is very gratifying that he has made public how much he enjoys being with the Blades and that Arsenal trust us to look after him while he is with us.

"Getting him for a year means he can really concentrate on what we want from him and along with the signings of (Stephen) Jordan and (Nyron) Nosworthy it gives us real stability at the back."

Bartley's registration has been completed in time for him to be eligible for United's Carling Cup first round tie at Hartlepool on Wednesday.

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