The Arsenal Loan Report

Wojciech Szczesny – Roma

Szczesny put in another impressive performance during Roma’s 3-1 win away at Inter, fuelling more calls for him to be back at Arsenal next season. The Polish stopper kept his sheet clean until the 80th minute when a low cross was tapped home by Mauro Icardi. During the comfortable win for the side from Italy’s capital, Wojciech made several good saves and kept good concentration throughout. Roma remain second in Serie A, behind Juventus.

Jack Wilshere – Bournemouth

Wilshire returned from a small ankle injury to start Bournemouth’s 2-1 away defeat to West Brom. Despite playing a little over an hour, Jack was not able to offer much to his side’s performance. His general play during his time on the South Coast has been good and he has played a lot of minutes. Bournemouth are on a poor run of form at the moment and will be looking to the midfielder to help turn it around and fight off relegation.

Takuma Asano – VfB Stuttgart

The forward played the first 70 minutes of Stuttgart’s 2-0 win at home to Kaiserslautern. He managed two shots during his time but could not convert any. Stuttgart remain top of the German Second Division.

Daniel Crowley – Go Ahead Eagles

Crowley picked up a late consolation goal in his side’s 3-1 defeat against Vitesse Arnhem. His 87th minute strike from outside the area wasn’t much to cheer but it is a positive return after playing the full game and will put him in line for more starts in the coming weeks.


Chuba Akpom – Brighton

Akpom made another sub appearance at the weekend in their 3-0 win over Reading. Coming on in the 82nd minute with the home side three goals up, Akpom had little time to make an impact.

Stephy Mavididi – Charlton Athletic

Mavididi was stretchered off in the 90th minute of Charlton’s 1-0 home loss to Bury. It is a disappointing end to a good week for the youngster. Having started this match and playing twice in the previous week he was getting good game time to help his development. There is no indication yet as to the extent of the injury but more news will follow.

Krystian Bielik – Birmingham

The 19 year old defender came on as a second half substitute for Birmingham following Paul Robinson’s dismissal for punching a player. Bielik received plaudits from the Birmingham fans following his performance in only their second win in 15 games. He will likely be granted a start during the next game ahead of the suspended Robinson.

Gedion Zelalem – VVV-Venlo

After spending the previous game as an unused substitute, Zelalem came on in the second half and played around 25 minutes. VVV Venlo were already 4-0 up at home to Achilles ’29 and remain top of the Dutch second division.

Jon Toral – Rangers

It was a day to forget for the Spanish midfielder with some Rangers fans taking their frustration out on him following their 2-1 loss at bottom side Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Toral played his first match since Mark Warburton left the club but only time will tell if he will be granted more minutes.

Marc Bola – Notts County

Bola started his fourth straight game for Notts County in the 0-0 draw with Yeovill Town.
Joel Campbell (Sporting CP) made his return from injury but was an unused substitute in their 2-0 win at Estoril Praia.
Calum Chambers (Middlesbrough) missed their 1-0 loss away at Crystal Palace through injury.