Arsenal's Glen Kamara returns to Southend United on loan

Arsenal under-21 midfielder Glen Kamara has returned to former club Southend United on loan until the end of the season.

Both clubs announced the deal on Friday, with Arsenal saying Kamara "will look to gain additional senior experience" at the League One club. Kamara was part of the youth system at Southend before joining the Arsenal academy in 2012.

The Finnish defensive midfielder made his full Arsenal debut in the loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the League Cup this season but has yet to make a Premier League appearance.

For Southend, Kamara is the second addition in two days after the club signed Sam McQueen on loan from Southampton.

"I'm delighted to get the deal done." Southend manager Phil Brown said. "Just like the others players we have brought in, I think it will help us improve significantly."

Arsenal have sent a number of their under-21 players out on loan this season, with Gedion Zelalem at Rangers, Chuba Akpom and Isaac Hayden at Hull, Ainsley Maitland-Niles at Ipswich and Jon Toral at Birmingham.