Loan report- Campbell features, but Aneke can’t re-gain his place for Crewe

Marouane Chamakh was an un-used substitute as West Ham beat Swansea 1-0, whilst injury again denied Ryo the opportunity to feature for Wigan as they took on Southampton.

Emamnuel Frimpong, too, was left on the bench for the second game in succession as Fulham lost to Manchester United at Craven Cottage. The midfielder is yet to make his debut for Martin Jol’s side since joining on loan until the end of the season.

Continuing the theme of non-appearances, Chuks Aneke‘s reward for extending his spell with Crewe was a place amongst the substitutes as they edged past Scunthorpe. Aneke remains behind Newcastle loanee Bradden Inman in the pecking order at the Alexandra Stadium.

At least Philip Roberts received some action in Scotland. The striker replaced the injured Richie Foran after 16 minutes as Inverness lost 2-0 to Kilmarnock. Roberts added an extra edge to the Inverness attack, setting up Nick Ross for an attempt on goal, and having three shots himself, but his efforts ultimately proved in vain as his side went out of the Scottish Cup.

In Germany, Johan Djourou played the whole game and picked up a yellow card as Hannover were beaten 2-0 by Werder Bremen. Denilson played the whole game and was booked as Sao Paulo lost 3-1 to Santos in Brazil.

Ju-Young Park emerged off the bench in the second-half but couldn’t prevent Celta Vigo losing to Osasuna in La Liga, whilst Joel Campbell started for Real Betis against Atletico Madrid last night, and played 80 minutes as his side lost 1-0. The Costa Rican, operating as a winger, failed to suitably test Thibaut Courtois.

Wellington, meanwhile, missed Ponferradina’s game with Girona due to injury.



  1. I watched the Betis game, and the comms reported that Campbell was subjected to racial abuse by the Madrid fans, has there been any complaint about this?

    1. Joel Campbell is currently starting every game for Betis who are 5th in La Liga, after a successful spell with Lorient last year. Ryo excelled at Feyenoord and did well in the Premier League with Bolton last season but injury is preventing him from getting match time at Wigan. Frimpong has already been successful in the Premier League with Wolves last season, as well as getting a run of games at Arsenal, before injury also halted his progress, but another PL club have taken him. These guys have all proven themselves at one or more top flight clubs in Europe, two of them have already been part of Arsenal’s first team squad on a regular basis.

  2. Thank you Wrenny for some sanity. Dont understand these so called Arsenal supportes who spend all day online dissing their own team.

    1. Because a bloated sense of intelligence and self-importance has led them to believe they a) understand the ‘problems’ and b) know how to solve them. It’s the Football Manager/FIFA/YouTube scouting generation.

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