Wojciech Szczesny played the full 90 minutes as Roma prevailed in an impressive 3-1 away win against title challengers Napoli.
The 26-year-old keeper, out on-loan in Italy for his second consecutive season, is one of very few players that is consistently playing on a regular basis away from the Emirates.
Jack Wilshere (Bournemouth), Calum Chambers (Middlesbrough) and Joel Campbell (Sporting) aside, the crop of youngsters that are on loan spells across Europe are either getting sporadic first-team action or none at all.
As I covered on Saturday, Takuma Asano came on as a second-half substitute for VfB Stuttgart. Below is the breakdown of all our players out on-loan, whose clubs were involved in competition action on Saturday:
Jack Wilshere played 79 minutes as AFC Bournemouth recorded a resounding 6-1 win over Hull City in the Premier League, however he seemed distracted throughout the game. In a game in which the Cherries created so much, only two starting players received lower WhoScored ratings than Jack.
Creative midfielder Jon Toral was not in the matchday squad for Granada in La Liga, as they were thrashed 7-1 away from home against Atlético Madrid.
Right-back Tafari Moore was also not involved in Utrecht’s matchday squad as they beat Go Ahead Eagles 3-0.
Goalkeeper Ryan Huddart was an unused substitute as Eastleigh succumbed to a slender 1-0 defeat at the hands of Dagenham & Redbridge.
Talented fullback Julio Pleguezuelo came off the substitutes’ bench after the half-time interval and played 45 minutes in Mallorca’s 2-1 loss against Levante.
Daniel Crowley was an unused substitute during Oxford United’s last-gasp win over Bradford City in League 1.
Central midfielder Glen Kamara also had to watch from the subs’ bench, as Colchester United lost 1-0 away against Doncaster Rovers in League 2.