Stephy Mavididi scored again while Lucas Perez and Marc Bola both provided assists in an encouraging weekend for Arsenal’s loanees.
Emi Martinez was the first on-loan Gunner of the weekend to start for his club. Martinez made his third consecutive league appearance as Getafe drew 2-2 with Athletic Bilbao.
The goalkeeper couldn’t save a Bilbao penalty in the second half, so I’d say he’s now fully qualified for the Arsenal first team.
Stephy Mavididi started for Charlton against Walsall, and scored the second goal of his new loan spell.
It’s positive to see the youngster back playing and scoring, after Preston North End neglected him for so long.
The Addicks won the match 3-1, and Mavididi played 94 minutes.
— Charlton Athletic FC (@CAFCofficial) January 20, 2018
Marc Bola started as Bristol Rovers beat Bradford City 3-1, and the full-back even provided an assist.
Tafari Moore also played the full 90 minutes of Wycombe Wanderers’ win over Crewe Alexandra.
Lucas Perez started against Real Madrid on Sunday, and assisted the opening goal of the match. Unfortunately, Deportivo then fell apart, and ended up losing 7-1 to the Spanish champions. A day to forget, despite Lucas’ individual contributions.
Kelechi Nwakali didn’t appear in the squad for VVV-Venlo’s match against Den Haag on Friday. The Nigerian youngster’s brother revealed that Arsenal plan to recall Nwakali this month. The 19-year-old has struggled for game time in the Netherlands, only making three league starts.
Birmingham City manager Steve Cotterill says both Cohen Bramall and Carl Jenkinson could stay on loan until the end of the season. Given neither loanee is playing at all, many fans assumed Arsenal would recall them, but seemingly not.
Both made the bench for the draw against Preston North End on Saturday.
Takuma Asano was also an unused substitute as Stuttgart drew with Mainz. He hasn’t played for Stuttgart so far in 2018.