It was a better start to the weekend for Arsenal’s loanees in action across Friday and Saturday’s range of European fixtures.

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1. ENGLAND

Jack Wilshere started for Bournemouth against Tottenham but cae off before the hour mark with an ankle problem. He was later spotted wearing a protective boot while on crutches. A Bournemouth spokesperson said this was a ‘precaution’.

Krystian Bielik started and completed the full 90 minutes during Birmingham’s 1-1 draw with Rotherham. Brave in the air, composed out of possession and showing good spatial awareness during dangerous moments, the Polish defender was quietly effective whilst others struggled to contend with the hosts’ counter-attacking threat. He was booked midway through the first-half.

Stevenage lost 1-0 at home against Morecambe, with Kaylen Hinds featuring sparingly in the second-half. The forward played the final ten minutes but was ultimately unable to help avoid defeat.

Hit ‘next’ to see Ismael Bennacer’s screamer…

 


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