Arsenal on Loan: Week 1

This season Last Word on Sports will be keeping you up to date regarding the Arsenal players out on loan, as they continue to develop their skills and prove they are ready to compete for a place in the Arsenal side. There are currently nine players out on loan from Arsenal, and, with the transfer window still open, no doubt more young players will be heading out to gain valuable first-team experience.

Arsenal on Loan: Week 1

The players already away on loan are:

  • Wojciech Szczęsny (GK), on loan to AS Roma in Serie A
  • Carl Jenkinson (RB), on loan to West Ham United in the Premier League
  • Yaya Sanogo (ST), on loan to Ajax in the Eredivisie
  • Serge Gnabry (MID), on loan to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles (MID), on loan to Ipswich Town in the Championship
  • Isaac Hayden (CB/MID), on loan to Hull City in the Championship
  • Chuba Akpom (ST), on loan to Hull City in the Championship
  • Daniel Crowley (MID), on loan to Barnsley in League One
  • Jon Toral (MID), on loan to Birgmingham City in the Championship
  • Emiliano Martinez (GK), on loan to Wolves in the Championship

With the football league kicking off this past weekend, a number of Arsenal loanees saw action.

Chuba Akpom and Isaac Hayden both completed the full 90 minutes in Hull City’s 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town. Hayden lined up at centre-midfield and Akpom up top in Hull’s 4-4-2 formation. Akpom managed two shots, one of which found the net to give Hull the 2-0 lead in the 71st minute. Hayden was solid in possession, completing 91% of his passes and setting up two chances, while also putting in a solid defensive effort.

Jon Toral also found the net, scoring the winner for Birmingham City as the Blues beat Reading 2-1.  The Arsenal midfielder played 71 minutes, netting the winner shortly after the half. It was an otherwise quiet afternoon for Toral.

Yaya Sanogo came on for the final 27 minutes of Ajax’s 3-0 win at AZ, but did not register a shot.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles played 82 minutes in Ipswich’s 2-2 draw against Brentford. Lining up on the right wing, Maitland-Niles was active, attempting eight crosses and two shots, contributing to both the attack and defense.

Daniel Crowley played 57 minutes and assisted on Barnsley’s opening goal, which gave his team the lead before they fell 3-1 to Chesterfield.

With other leagues around Europe yet to kick off, there’s sure to be more Arsenal on Loan action in the coming weeks, so stay tuned, and check back every week for updates on how Arsenal’s youngsters around Europe are performing.


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