Glen Kamara was Arsenal’s only player to start for their loanee side in Saturday’s round of fixtures across Europe.
Due to the international break, there were significantly fewer players involved for their clubs as countries are involved in either friendlies or World Cup qualifiers.
Arsenal loan watch – ENGLAND
Dan Crowley was an unused substitute in Oxford United’s 2-0 away defeat at the hands of bottom-placed Shrewsbury Town. The talented 19-year-old has featured on a more regular basis in the last month or so, but wasn’t selected from the bench by manager Michael Appleton.
Glen Kamara started in a defensive-midfield role but only played 54 minutes before being brought off for Craig Slater in Colchester United’s 3-0 home defeat against Leyton Orient.
Eastleigh drew their 7th league game of the 2016/17 campaign with a 1-1 draw against York City and once more, goalkeeper Ryan Huddart was an unused substitute.
Arsenal loan watch – SPAIN
Julio Pleguezuelo was the only loanee out on-loan in Spain whose side had a league match this weekend, Mallorca. They beat Cordoba 2-0 away from home in a mid-table clash, but did so without the 19-year-old as the Spaniard was left on the substitutes’ bench.
One of Arsenal’s most promising defensive players, it’s disappointing to say the least that he isn’t getting regular football and given his ability, it’s equally frustrating to see this loan spell a less than successful one currently.
He has played just under 200 minutes of competitive football since the start of the season, which is far from ideal for a player of his quality considering his targets outlined earlier in the year regarding first-team action ahead of a loan spell for extended minutes.
Players that haven’t been mentioned in this post are either on international duty with their respective countries, or have been training with their loanee clubs. They are expected to feature in some capacity soon, once European football returns next week.