Loan report- Ryo’s return cut short, whilst Campbell assists

Ryo Miyaichi‘s long-awaited return to action for Wigan Athletic was cut painfully short this afternoon as the Japanese winger suffered an ankle injury during his loan side’s comprehensive victory over Everton in the FA Cup.

Having played 45 minutes for Wigan’s U21s on Monday following a lengthy spell on the sidelines, Ryo replaced the injured Callum McManaman after 40 minutes, but was himself replaced by James McArthur midway through the second half following a clattering challenge from Kevin Mirallas. It is not yet clear how long this latest blow will keep Ryo out, but his plight epitomised an arduous campaign for the 20 year old, who has been limited to just seven appearances for Wigan this season.

Joel Campbell set up a goal and played the first 63 minutes as Real Betis beat Osasuna 2-1 in La Liga, whilst Ju-Young ParkDenilsonJohan Djourou and Andre Santos are all in line to feature for their respective loan clubs tomorrow. Marouane Chamakh and Emmanuel Frimpong did not have fixtures to fulfil this weekend as their loan sides are out of the FA Cup and weren’t in league action. Nicklas Bendtner‘s loan deal with Juventus could be terminated after the Danish striker was arrested for drink-driving this week.

It has been suggested that Joel Campbell's loan deal with Real Betis could be extended for a further season

It has been suggested that Joel Campbell’s loan deal with Real Betis could be extended for a further season

Benik Afobe will miss the rest of this season and the start of the next campaign after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament whilst on loan at Millwall. The striker had settled in well at the Den following a difficult stint with Bolton Wanderers, but has returned to Arsenal for treatment.

Chuks Aneke didn’t feature for Crewe Alexandra today as a precaution following an injury he sustained in training, whilst winger Anthony Jeffrey was an un-used substitute for Stevenage away to Preston North End in League One. The match was something of a convention for Arsenal youth products, with Jeffrey Monakana on the Preston bench and Luke Freeman starting for Stevenage.

Josh Rees featured for Brentford’s Development side last week and is expected to be involved again against Ipswich Town on Monday. Wellington was an unused sub for Ponferradina against Sabadell, whilst Samuel Galindo is set to start for Wilstermann against Bolivar tomorrow. Philip Roberts was again left out for Inverness Caledonian Thistle.



    1. I saw the game live and ryo could have jump over to avoid the tackle. He saw the guy coming to him and that he was going to make such a tackle… but ryo was reaching for the ball instead. The ball would have gone out. Sometimes i think some players needs to be more careful. Diaby does the same think.. he goes for the ball even when he knows he can be injured.

      Didn’t Mirallas got the ball first?

      1. It’s Ryo’s first game in months, he was obviously not sharp enough to react quickly enough to that kind of completely unnecessary challenge made out of frustration from Mirallas. Completely out of order, and whether he got the ball is completely irrelevant when you do it by illegal means.

      2. I saw the game and Mirallas was never meant to hurt Ryo.He want for the ball just like Ryo did but Ryo got injured of it. If Ryo would have jumped or wouldn’t have reach for the ball when he saw Mirallas coming that fast that would have been a complete clean tackle. I definitely think it was nothing wrong. Both was going for the ball. Its nt Mirallas fault Ryo has been out for a long time and couldn’t react quick enough…. but I think he could, but he chose not to, and got injured.

      3. Yes, I saw the game too Jom. And whether Mirallas meant to hurt Ryo or not is also irrelevant. If you make hard, sloppy tackles players will end up hurt. It’s not the responsibility of the victim to avoid being attacked! When a player leaps in dangerously and hurts someone do you blame the injured party for not avoiding it? Mirallas went sliding in hard in an area of the pitch where players don’t expect to be challenged like that and it’s difficult to avoid – if you’re running to the touchline to clear a ball and you have to hurdle a tackle you’ll end up smashing hard into the barriers and/or the crowd and hurting yourself that way.

  1. to be fair i dont think that one player out on loan has impressed enough to make an impression on the first team next season. ryo has been unlucky with injuries campbell has looked good in spells as has aneke albeit in a much lower level. in fact probably the most impressive loanee has been denilson and i dont think he will be coming back anytime soon. for some reason the arsenal problem seems to affect the loanees as well – injuries. henderson watt eastmond afobe frimpong (last season) bendtner charles-cook boateng aneke have all had loan spells cut short or severley affected due to injury. it makes u wonder what is wrong with our brittle players. we have had so many players out injured this season for long spells just like previous seasons.

    1. Have you seen Campbell play this season or are you judging him on goals and assists? I have and he has been very good, especially in the last few weeks. Campbell beats players, he wins a lot of free kicks and corners, he keeps the ball under pressure with his strength and technique and he doesn’t shirk defending. He’s commanding a starting place for Betis, currently 5th in Spain, at 20 years old. If he gets his work permit Campbell is going to surprise a lot of people next season.

      1. i have only seen a few matches to be fair. as i said campbell has looked good in spells. of all the players that have taken l0an spells i mentioned him aneke and denilson if u read my comment. im just unsure he will get the work permit and even if he does i would expect him to go out on loan in the uk like ryo did. he is the one hope of the loanees

  2. Campbell has improved a lot at Betis and reminds me of a Lukaku type player that is physically imposing and takes on his defender on 1 v 1. Ryo looks physically weak at the moment to the demands of English football, he has the talent but his body breaks down regularly. Even when he was in Holland, then Bolton, similar thing. As a winger, especially in the UK, you are going to get clattered regularly and need to know how to play smart to draw the challenge and get out of the way. I saw Aneke play for Crewe against Coventry first leg and they have been playing him as more of a deeper lying midfielder that orchestrates play. I will try to watch him at Wembley in the Paint Trophy final in April. Afobe looked very lively v Boro away – good signs

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