Arsenal starlet signs on loan for Stevenage

Anthony Jeffrey. Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images.

Anthony Jeffrey. Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images. - Credit: Arsenal FC via Getty Images

BORO boss Gary Smith has raided his former club Arsenal to sign teenage winger Anthony Jeffrey on a youth loan for the rest of the season.

The pacey 18-year-old can play on either flank or in attack and will increase the forward options for Smith, who formerly coached with the north London club.

Boro keeper Steve Arnold has also signed a two-year contract extension at the Lamex.

Stevenage host Colchester United in League 1 on Saturday.