Loan report- Campbell scores, Chamakh makes West Ham debut

Joel Campbell scored his second goal for Real Betis as his loan side beat Levante 2-0 in La Liga yesterday. The Costa Rican finished well from close range and turned in an impressive performance throughout, demonstrating commendable pace and technical ability.

Marouane Chamakh made his West Ham debut in their hefty defeat away to Sunderland in the Premier League. The Moroccan replaced Carlton Cole with 34 minutes left, but didn’t have a shot during his time on the pitch. It was his first appearance in the top flight this season.

Benik Afobe came on for the final 18 minutes as Bolton drew with Millwall in the Championship, but the striker failed to make a significant impact on proceedings.

Chuks Aneke was un-used as Crewe drew 1-1 with Leyton Orient, whilst Philip Roberts‘ Inverness side did not have a fixture this weekend. Ryo was absent again for Wigan owing to injury.

Ju-Young Park was introduced midway through the second half as Celta Vigo lost 1-0 to Espanyol, whilst neither Johan Djourou or Denilson had competitive fixtures to fulfil this weekend. Nicklas Bendnter, who has hardly featured for Juventus, is likely to miss the rest of the campaign through injury and, as such, there will be no further updates on his progress this season.

Neither Wellington or Samuel Galindo started as Ponferradina took on Lugo in the Spanish second division.





  1. Shame aneke seems to have lost his place. With the exception of ryo I reckon we’ll see all the others leave at the end of the season.

  2. Arsenal could use Nicklas Bendnter physical presence up front now, but that retard is too dumb to realise the chance he is let passing him by.

    1. He’s a big boy but he’s never had much presence, he doesn’t ‘put himself about’. And he’s injured now anyway.

  3. Gunner17 unfortunately there’s not a lot to keep up on regarding our loanees.

    I wonder what will happen to Denilson…he could have been useful now that Arteta is injured…I mean he’s a bit more experienced than Coquelin is and more reliable regarding fitness than Diaby is. Oh well…

    I thought aside from Wilshere, Ramsey did very well when he came on. That is a good thing. He seemed to know what he should do and was a lot more purposeful. He set up Theo, and played a bunch of forward passes…good for him!!! He needed that a lot. I mean it!!! There’s still a player in there. A REAL player. Just like I thought there was all along!!!

    1. Ramsey’s starting to look better all the time. The irony is that now will come the criticisism for Wenger for not having him played him in the centre sooner, rather than praise for the positive effect those games on the wing have had on his confidence.

  4. When we send a youngster on loan, do we negotiate with the club areas of learning n development plus playing time, or are they just used as spare parts in case of an injury to one of their first team players.

    Unless a youth is giving much opportunity to play, their development will be no different from most kids in the UK on work experience. In many cases that 6 months is an absolute waste of time. This is one area Arsenal has to develop otherwise some of our youths will loose their way.

    You can be the most talented youngster in the world, when you are benched like a number of gifted footballers around the world, your talent dies.

  5. Wellington’s experiences has been awful. The lad has been discarded and forgotten. It would have been better if Arsenal had not moved the lad from his original club. He has been moved from pillow to post and the occasional opportunity he get of the bench he shine but no one that matters is keeping a concise record. This for me is ABUSE!!!!

  6. What is happening with Wellington Jeorge? In spite of showing signs of his talent when he was allowed to play why is it that he is continuously benched? Is it because of any attitude problems or Arsenal just did not negotiate well with the loan club? Would appreciate your thoughts on this..

    1. I don’t think his attitude problems are as bad as they have been made out to be. I think the problem seems to be that Ponferradina are chasing a top-7 finish as they seek promotion, and are therefore playing a settled side, meaning Wellington can’t get a look in.

      1. Thanks. That makes sense. It is unfortunate that we wont be having a flashy Brazilian winger on our ranks any time soon 😦

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