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Cork City confirm Joseph Olowu loan extension from Arsenal


Cork City FC are delighted to confirm that Joseph Olowu’s loan with the club has been extended until the end of the season.

The central defender joined the club on loan from Arsenal in February and had been due to return to the Premier League club in June, but he will now remain on Leeside until the conclusion of the 2020 season.

Speaking to, City boss Neale Fenn said he was very pleased to have secured Olowu’s services for the remainder of the campaign, commenting: “Joseph came in quite late, but he was one of our better performers in the opening games of the season. We were pleased with how he was doing and felt he was progressing well but, as everyone knows, everything then ground to a halt. We’ve had a number of conversations with Arsenal during the shut-down, and they were very pleased with how he had been doing here, so they were happy for him to stay and try to continue the progress he had made in those first few games.”

Olowu also expressed his happiness at returning to Cork, saying: “I was enjoying my time at the club when the season was suspended. Everyone made me feel very welcome at the club, and I felt I was settling in well. It has been a frustrating few months, but I am very pleased that this is all sorted and I can focus on getting back on the pitch with the club for the rest of the season.”

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