Arsenal’s band of loanees have acquired two further members in the past few days, with first-team outcasts Marouane Chamakh and Johan Djourou heading to West Ham and Hannover respectively for the remainder of the season. Neither were eligible to feature for their new temporary sides this weekend, but Joel Campbell was in action for Real Betis on Friday night, with the Costa Rican setting up a goal from his position on the right flank as his side beat Real Zaragoza 2-1.
Back in England, Chuks Aneke was restored to the Crewe starting line-up for their League One clash with his former loan side Stevenage. The midfielder opened the scoring with a well-struck effort and was impressive before being withdrawn with 15 minutes remaining. His goal was not enough, however, as Stevenage, who brought on Luke Freeman late on, ended up winning 2-1.
In Spain, Wellington came off the bench to play the final six minutes as Ponferradina lost to Racing. Samuel Galindo is not expected to feature for Lugo against Guadalajara tomorrow.
In the FA Cup, Benik Afobe wasn’t part of the Bolton side which drew with Sunderland, whilst injury meant that Ryo didn’t feature for Wigan against Bournemouth.
Ju-Young Park is expected to be a substitute for Celta Vigo against Valladolid tomorrow, Nicklas Bendtner is still injured, and Denilson‘s Sao Paulo are not in action again until later this month. Similarly, there was no fixture for Philip Roberts‘s Inverness this weekend.