13 Arsenal players were in action for their loan clubs this season so let’s take a look at how they got on in out Arsenal loan watch roundup
Matteo Guendouzi came on as a substitute for Hertha Berlin and promptly cost the Germans a goal when he tried to win a foul in his own box by flopping to the ground. Nothing was given and RB Leipzig scored
Well that's awkward… 😬
Mukiele finishing firmly after Guendouzi goes to ground in his own box 🙃 pic.twitter.com/9xTjjyv3sA
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 21, 2021
Ainsley Maitland-Niles played the full 90 for West Brom, starting in midfield he was moved out to the left to cover for former Arsenal youngster, Semi Ajayi, who was sent off as the Baggies drew 0-0 vs Burnley.
Making his full debut for the Addicks, Matt Smith was taken off after 56 minutes as Charlton Athletic drew 1-1 with Fleetwood Town. His substitution was part of a triple sub.
Ben Sheaf came on for 17 minutes as Coventry won 2-0 against Brentford. Sheaf was a regular starter but has played just those 17 minutes in the last four games. It’s not clear whey he’s not playing but speculation is that he has an obligation to buy in his loan deal when he reaches a certain number of appearances. Sheaf has currently played 27 times for the Sky Blues.
Joseph Olowu, who is out of contract in the summer, started for Wealdstone as they lost 4-1 to Sutton United.
Daniel Ballard continues to impress on loan with Blackpool, playing the full 90 and helping his side keep a cleansheet as they beat Portsmouth 1-0. He was also named in the League One Team of the Weekend:
William Saliba couldn’t help Nice avoid a 2-1 defeat against Metz despite playing the full game.
Joe Willock gave away a penalty as Newcastle lost 3-1 to Manchester United on Sunday.
Zech Medley came on for Kilmarnock after just 29 minutes when he replaced the injured Clevid Dikamona as they lost 1-0 at Aberdeen. They were already a goal down when Medley came on.
Harry Clarke played the full 90 for Oldham as they drew 2-2 with Tranmere Rovers.
Lucas Torreira came off the bench again for Atletico Madrid, this time getting 29 minutes as the La Liga leaders lost surprisingly 2-0 to Levante.
Konstantinos Mavropanos played another 85 minutes, impressing as Stuttgart beat Cologne 1-0.
Sead Kolasinac started and played the full 90 as Schalke were thumped 4-0 by Borussia Dortmund. Although no longer an Arsenal players, Shkodran Mustafi also featured but picked up an injury.
Arsenal loan watch injuries:
- Mark McGuinness failed a fitness test ahead of Oxford United’s 0-0 draw with Ipswich. It’s not clear yet what the problem could be.
- Jordi Osei-Tutu is still ruled out with injury.
- James Olayinka is still ruled out with injury.
- Tyreece John-Jules is still ruled out with injury.