Four Arsenal loan players featured for their teams on Saturday.
Here’s how they got on.
The youngster came on for Rangers in the 77th minute against Falkirk. The midfielder’s loan team won 1-0 with a goal from Billy King in the first minute of stoppage time.
Zelalem, who’s having a great time at Rangers after extending his loan spell there to a whole season, is loved by the fans who hailed his ability to change the tempo of the game once he came on the pitch.
I know he gave the ball away a few times but Zelalem really increased the tempo of our passing yesterday. More effective than Shiels IMO.
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) January 31, 2016
A photo posted by Gedion Zelalem (@gedi34) on
Silva made a start for Bolton in their 2-1 loss against Leeds in the FA Cup and played 70 minutes.
The 23-year-old has now made 16 appearances for his loan team, scoring one and assisting two in that time, which is actually pretty good considering he spent a long time sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Toral, unsurprisingly, got another start for Birmingham City in their 0-0 draw with Bristol in the Championship on Saturday. Obviously, he decided to have a day off from scoring after his belter against Ipswich. However, it does appear he got injured in the 34th minute thanks to a high tackle.
The tackle that forced Jon Toral off injured in the 34th minute criticised by Gary Rowett as ‘knee high’. A ‘straight red’, he argues
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) January 30, 2016
Hopefully it’s nothing serious.
As you’re probably well aware, Akpom scored a stunning hat-trick against Bury in the FA Cup on Saturday and he was pretty chuffed.
tough 3-1 win today buzzin to get my first professional hat-trick hard work continues for more feelings like this ⚽️ pic.twitter.com/dIVvNoaSCN
— Chuba Akpom (@cakpom) January 30, 2016