Squawka has ranked all 22 of Arsenal loanees from last season.
- Arsenal had 22 players out on loan last season
- This included the likes of Wojciech Szczesny, Joel Campbell and Jack Wilshere
- Read more – Detailed reports on all Arsenal’s loanees
Several Arsenal players, young and old, were sent around Europe on loan last season in an effort to get them more first team football or to put them in the shop window.
Amongst these loanees were Wojciech Szczesny, Calum Chambers, Jack Wilshere and Joel Campbell, who all featured prominently in the Arsenal first team at one time but had fallen out of favour.
Some of Arsenal’s most promising young talents, such as Takuma Asano, Krystian Bielik and Ismael Bennacer were also on loan to continue their development.
Squawka has ranked these loans by how successful they were.
At the top is Wojciech Szczesny, who had two good years at Roma and is a target for Juventus.
In second place is perhaps an unfamiliar name. Kelechi Nwakali is an exciting Nigerian prospect who joined towards the end of 2015/16 season. He managed 33 appearances for Dutch second division side Maastricht.
One notable name near the bottom of the table is Chuba Akpom. The 22-year-old was considered as one Arsenal brightest prospects not too long ago, but a series of uninspiring loan spells has plunged his long-term future at the club in doubt. No goals in 10 appearances for Brighton does not bode well for him.
In 14th is Gedion Zelalem, who spent time at VVV-Velno in Holland’s second division. The American has impressed on pre-season tours with his passing and vision, but has yet to make much of an impact on the first team. A serious injury will unfortunately rule him out for up to nine months.
Joel Campbell also had a difficult time of it at Sporting CP. Campbell started off brightly, but faded as the season went on to the point he wasn’t a starter anymore.