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Swansea City sign Arsenal's Charles Sagoe Jr on loan and Norwich's Przemyslaw Placheta

Swansea City have signed Arsenal forward Charles Sagoe Jr on loan until the end of the season.

Sagoe Jr becomes the second player from the Gunners to join the Swans on loan this season and links up with Charlie Patino in south Wales.

The 19-year-old made his debut for Arsenal's first team in the Carabao Cup against Brentford in September 2023.

"As a winger, I like to get on the ball a lot and help the team as much as I can," Sagoe Jr said.

"I spoke to the manager and he told me that the philosophy is very possession-based, and the wingers are integral to how Swansea play.

"He wants them to be direct and get lots of crosses into the box, create chances for the team. That's my game really, creating chances and getting opportunities to score.

"I don't mind which side I play. Wherever the manager plays me, I'll just give it my all.

"I am comfortable off both feet, which is one of my strengths, I'm quite confident coming in on my weaker foot or having the option to go on my stronger foot. I think it's something I have in my locker and I can produce it on the pitch."

Sagoe Jr is Championship side Swansea's second January signing after winger Ronald joined for an undisclosed fee.

Swans head coach Luke Williams said last week he expects a "late flurry" of transfer activity before the transfer deadline on Thursday, 1 February.

The Welsh side are also working on a deal for Norwich City's Poland international Przemyslaw Placheta, a left-sided midfielder.

Swansea City have signed Arsenal forward Charles Sagoe Jr on loan and Norwich City's Przemyslaw Placheta.

Sagoe Jr, 19, joins fellow Arsenal youngster Charlie Patino at Swansea on a deal until the end of the season.

Poland international Placheta, 25, has also signed until the summer after cancelling his contract at Norwich.

Placheta made 61 Norwich appearances after joining the Canaries in 2020, scoring twice, and had an injury-hit loan spell at Birmingham last season.

Sagoe Jr made his debut for Arsenal's first team in the Carabao Cup against Brentford in September 2023.

"As a winger, I like to get on the ball a lot and help the team as much as I can," Sagoe Jr said.

"I spoke to the manager and he told me that the philosophy is very possession-based, and the wingers are integral to how Swansea play.

"He wants them to be direct and get lots of crosses into the box, create chances for the team. That's my game really, creating chances and getting opportunities to score.

"I don't mind which side I play. Wherever the manager plays me, I'll just give it my all.

"I am comfortable off both feet, which is one of my strengths, I'm quite confident coming in on my weaker foot or having the option to go on my stronger foot. I think it's something I have in my locker and I can produce it on the pitch."

The arrivals of Sagoe Jr and Placheta mean Championship side Swansea have made three January signings after winger Ronald joined for an undisclosed fee earlier this week.

Placheta, a left-sided midfielder who has played at left-back, had played 19 times for Norwich this season - but made only six starts - and had not featured since a defeat at Millwall on 29 December.

His Carrow Road contract was due to expire at the end of the season.

Swansea had been short of left-sided options having sent Nathanael Ogbeta and Nathan Tjoe-A-On out on loan this month.

Swans head coach Luke Williams said last week he expected a "late flurry" of transfer activity before the transfer deadline on Thursday, 1 February.

Aberdeen midfielder Connor Barron, 21, is another player who was on Swansea's radar as the deadline approached, but no deal was agreed with the Scottish club.

Barron could be a target once more come the summer, when his Aberdeen contract expires.