Arsenal are set to loan Takuma Asano to Bundesliga club Hannover 96, after the Japanese International struggled to make an impact at fellow German club VfB Stuttgart.

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Stephy Mavididi celebrates
Stephy Mavididi

First loan:

  • Position: Centre-forward
  • Loaned to: Preston North End ā€“ Championship (summer transfer window)
  • Appearances: 11

Second loan:

  • Position: Centre-forward/Winger
  • Loaned to: Charlton Athletic ā€“ League One (winter transfer window)
  • Appearances: 15
  • Goals: 2
  • Assists: 1

The first half of Mavididiā€™s season was a bit of a disaster. 11 appearances sounds like a fair amount of game-time, but he only made three league starts. The 19-year-old completed 90 minutes on one occasion in all competitions for Preston.

After that, he moved to Charlton in January, and performed much better. He scored in his first game returning to the club, and helped push them up into the play-off places.

Another hamstring injury slowed his progress down though, which is disappointing after the same thing happened last year. He finished the season strongly though, and earned praise from the fans.

First loan rating: 1/10

Second loan rating: 6/10