Dan Crowley
Arsenal midfielder Dan Crowley (R) has joined Barnsley on a six-month loan deal. Getty

Arsenal and Barnsley have confirmed midfielder Dan Crowley's loan move to the Tykes until 3 January, 2016.

"Barnsley Football Club is delighted to confirm the loan signing of Arsenal's exciting prospect Dan Crowley, subject to confirmation from the relevant governing bodies," a statement on the club's official site read.

The 17-year-old midfielder is a rising star in the Gunners' youth setup and had an impressive 2014/15 campaign. Apart from captaining the FA Youth Cup team last season, the young midfielder established himself as an integral part of the Arsenal U21 side and scored five goals in seven appearances for the U19's in the Uefa Youth League.

The impressive showing for the youth setup saw Arsene Wenger give the youngster a chance to train with the first-team, which saw him travel with the squad for their pre-season tour of Singapore and featured in a game against a select Singapore XI.

The young Englishman, who joined the club from Aston Villa in 2013, signed his first professional contract last summer and has been tipped for a big future by the manager and teammates alike.

The League One club's manager Lee Johnson has expressed his delight at landing Crowley on a six-month loan deal and is confident that Barnsley can aid the midfielder in the next phase of his development.

"I'm delighted to welcome Dan on board. He is an exceptional and exciting talent who is very highly thought of at Arsenal and we are extremely pleased that we have been entrusted with his further development," Johnson is quoted as saying on Barnsley's official site.

"This loan signing further evidences that Barnsley can persuade some of the country's best young talent to come to us, even where there is stern competition. Undoubtedly, at just 17 years old, Dan is one of the best young players in his age group in Europe."

"Dan has genuine, top-level skill and quality. I am delighted Arsenal have chosen Barnsley to aid the development of this exceptional talent, as well as aiding us in our pursuit of promotion'," the League One club's manager added.

Crowley becomes Arsenal's tenth summer departure, albeit on loan. He joins Carl Jenkinson, Yaya Sanogo, Wojciech Szczesny, Jon Toral and Ainsley Maitland-Niles in leaving the club on a temporary basis, while Lukas Podolski, Abou Diaby, Ryo Miyaichi and Semi Ajayi have left the club on a permanent basis.