Arsenal forward finally ends 18-match goal drought

Deportivo La Coruna's spanish forward Lucas Perez (R) vies with Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish league footbal match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on November 4, 2017. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)
Deportivo La Coruna's spanish forward Lucas Perez (R) vies with Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey during the Spanish league footbal match RC Deportivo de la Coruna vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on November 4, 2017. (MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lucas Perez and Chuba Akpom both scored this weekend, but only six of Arsenal’s 15 loanees featured for their current clubs.

Perez scored a penalty as Deportivo La Coruna won their first league game this year against Malaga CF. It was his first goal since he scored against the same club back on November 19th, almost five months ago.

Chuba Akpom also scored in St. Truidense’s 4-0 win over Royal Antwerp. The goal was his second in eight games, and he played 81 minutes of the match.

Kelechi Nwakali and Ben Sheaf also featured in wins for their teams. Nwakali played 90 minutes of MVV Maastricht’s 3-2 win over Helmond Sport, and Sheaf played 82 minutes of Stevenage’s 1-0 win over Newport County. Both players picked up yellow cards.

Stephy Mavididi and Jeff Reine-Adelaide played 64 minutes and 68 minutes in 1-1 draws for Charlton Athletic and Angers respectively.

That 1-1 draw for Charlton was against Bristol Rovers, but Marc Bola played no part in the match. Takuma Asano, Carl Jenkinson and Cohen Bramall also failed to make their teams’ squads.

Joel Campbell and Emi Martinez at least made the bench for Real Betis and Getafe, but didn’t get onto the pitch.

Tafari Moore didn’t play over the weekend as Wycombe Wanderers didn’t have a fixture.

Finally, Krystian Bielik continues to wait for his Walsall debut thanks to his injury problems.

Honestly, the weekend doesn’t paint the most promising picture for the group. Hopefully they can all feature a bit more before the end of the season.