AFC Wimbledon loanee Semi Ajayi wants to extend his loan spell at the Cherry Red Records stadium in search of more game time.

The former Arsenal defender was drafted straight into the Dons defence after his emergency loan switch from Cardiff City two weeks ago.

He impressed in the 1-1 draw with Northampton Town, and was key to the Dons keeping their first clean sheet of the season in the 2-0 win over Barnet last weekend.

Ajayi’s loan period finishes at the end of October, and while his parent club are battling for promotion out of the Championship, the 21-year-old can see himself extending his stay in south west London.  

He said: “I’m over the moon to be playing at this level, I’ve dreamt about it since I was a kid.

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“I thrive under the pressure of playing in front of a crowd such as this, I’ve played in front of a few big crowds at Arsenal, but this is different and it brings out the best in me as a footballer.

“It was great being at Arsenal, but I needed to be playing week in week out, so the best decision for my career was to move on and look for that.

“If I’m not needed at Cardiff, if the team’s doing well and I don’t feel I’ll break into the side then I’d love to stay here, I’m thoroughly enjoying it.”

Ajayi has been playing alongside Paul Robinson in the centre of the Dons’ rear-guard.

While Ajayi has only two league appearances under his belt, Robinson has more than 400 in all competitions.

Ajayi said: “League Two is a direct physical league, but you have to do the basics well in any league and I love playing football, so whether that’s at Arsenal or AFC Wimbledon that’s what I’m going to do.

“It’s good for me to be playing regularly and the experience this side has got is great. Playing alongside guys like Paul Robinson certainly helps me.

“I can only improve learning from Paul, and I hope that continues for some time yet.”