Chuba Akpom scored the winner against Anderlecht and Lucas Perez’s goal drought grew longer as Arsenal’s loanees endured a mixed weekend.
Akpom netted his first goal for new loan club Sint-Truiden, scoring from distance in a 1-0 victory.
The centre-forward also saw his penalty saved, but fortunately the Belgian side held out for a win anyway.
The 22-year-old posted the video of his goal on Instagram after the game:
Arsenal’s other loan strikers didn’t fare nearly as well as Akpom.
Lucas Perez played the full 90 minutes for Deportivo against Alaves as they lost 1-0. It was their ninth consecutive league game without a win. More importantly, it was Lucas’s twelfth game in all competitions without a goal.
Meanwhile, Takuma Asano continues to miss out on the squad for Stuttgart. He reportedly suffered an injury before the winter break, but he’s now back ready to play.
Unfortunately, the Germans filled his place while he was out, and he’s only been named in the squad once in six matches.
Tafari Moore and Kelechi Nwakali were the only two players, other than Akpom, to feature in wins.
Nwakali played 86 minutes as Maastricht beat NEC Nijmegen 4-1, while Moore played the full 90 as Wycombe Wanderers won 2-0 against Cheltenham Town.
Carl Jenkinson played the full match as Birmingham City lost 1-0 to Millwall, and Cohen Bramall was an unused substitute.
Marc Bola suffered the same fate as Jenkinson, completing Bristol Rovers’ 1-0 loss to AFC Wimbledon.
Julio Pleguezuelo also played 90 minutes in Gimnastic de Tarragona’s 2-0 defeat to Real Zaragoza.
Jeff Reine-Adelaide featured for the last 18 minutes as Angers lost 1-0 to Saint-Etienne.
Stephy Mavididi, Krystian Bielik, Ben Sheaf and Joel Campbell all continue to miss out with injury.
Campbell is the closest to a return, after resuming training recently.