ARSENAL starlet Daniel Boateng will not be joining Town on loan before the transfer window shuts tonight, the Advertiser understands.

A deal had been agreed last week for the young defender to make a temporary switch to the County Ground, but Arsenal then requested to delay the move last Friday until earlier this week.

However, the Gunners' hierarchy have now decided to keep Boateng at the Premier League side for the time being.

That means Town are unlikely to bring in any further new faces following the loan capture of Ahmed Abdulla from West Ham.

However, boss Paolo Di Canio is likely to re-enter the loan market when the window opens next week.