Ben Sheaf and Dejan Iliev earned more minutes for their loan clubs this weekend, but the majority of Arsenal loanees didn’t feature on this occasion.
Ben Sheaf – Doncaster Rovers
Sheaf played 90 minutes for Doncaster in a 1-1 draw away to Rochdale. The 21-year-old started the game in midfield but was forced to drop back into defence after a first-half injury.
Sheaf had a decent game considering the circumstances, making a couple of blocks and interceptions, though his passing wasn’t quite as accurate as usual, with 79% accuracy and five out of eight long balls completed.
Dejan Iliev – SKF Sered
Iliev had a pretty good game against FC Nitra, making six saves as well as a couple of punched clearances. Unfortunately, Sered were completely overrun for the first 70 minutes and ended up losing 3-2, despite a late attempt at a comeback.
Iliev has had plenty of practice facing penalties on his loan so far, with Sered conceding one in every single competitive game he’s played.
Jordi Osei-Tutu – VfL Bochum
Osei-Tutu didn’t feature in Bochum’s cup match on Saturday, with the club confirming to us that he was being saved for Friday’s match against Hamburg.
Eddie Nketiah – Leeds United
Having only just joining Leeds on Thursday, Saturday’s match against Nottingham Forest came too soon for Nketiah. He’s likely to feature in the League Cup against Salford City on Tuesday.
Daniel Ballard – Swindon Town
After playing and scoring against Chelsea u21s on Tuesday, Ballard was left out of Swindon’s League Two win over Carlisle United on Saturday. The score finished 3-2 to Swindon.
William Saliba – Saint-Etienne
Saliba is still recovering from his injury in pre-season, so he was left out of the squad this time. Saint-Etienne defeated Dijon 2-1.