Loan report- Campbell, Jenkinson and Toral feature



Joel Campbell started and played 69 minutes as Villarreal beat Eibar 1-0. The Costa Rican did well on one occasion to set up a chance for Gerard Moreno, who sent his effort over the crossbar.

Carl Jenkinson played the whole game as West Ham United surrendered a two goal lead to eventually draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur.

Wellington was introduced for the final 21 minutes of Almeria’s 3-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid.

Jon Toral was brought on for the last half an hour as Brentford beat Bournemouth 3-1. The Spaniard teed up a chance for Alex Pritchard.

Yaya Sanogo didn’t feature for Crystal Palace against Arsenal under Premier League rules, but the striker would have been absent with a hamstring problem in any case.

Ryo wasn’t involved as FC Twente lost 2-1 to Vitesse.

Lukas Podolski‘s Inter Milan side face Cagliari tomorrow night.

Josh Vickers‘ Concord Rangers weren’t in action this weekend, with their next assignment coming against Hornchurch on Tuesday.





  1. I’d recommend Ryo to go back to Japan to revive his career and he shouldn’t think about coming back to Europe for another 3 years.

  2. Podolski didn’t get much of a chance with Inter. Two games and they started leaving him out. They didn’t include him in their European team at all. Pity. He’s a good player. He’s got more goals in his left foot than any 2 players Inter have on their roster have in both. I would love to know the reason Arsene Wenger doesn’t rate him. We’ve all speculated that it’s his lack of defensive commitment or his lack of industry off the ball, but it would be interesting to know. He’s such a deadly finisher and his presence alone puts the opposition under enormous pressure, it’s hard to believe there isn’t room in that Inter team for him.

    I can see why, when Arsenal is fully fit, he doesn’t feature consistently. Walcott, Oxil, Sanchez, Giroud, Welbeck, Cazorla, Chamberlain are all really good players. I don’t agree that they are all better than Poldi when it comes to making a bulge in the back of the net, but that’s a tough group to conquer; but Inter?

    He must be devastated to move away from Arsenal to an inferior side and still not be playing. It is hard to imagine there will be room for him at the Emirates next season, especially if Arsenal actually sign some (any) of the players they’re being linked to. If Arsenal add Schneiderlin or Gonalons or a top notch defensive midfielder, it reduces the options for guys like Wilshire, Ramsey, and Cazorla, all players Wenger plainly rates higher than Podolski.

    Good luck to him though. He’s a player I love to watch and he’s such a great personality, he’s missed.

    1. The thing with Podolski in my opinion is that he offers almost nothing except his left foot. He can make a good cross once in a while, but that’s it. Bad defensive contribution, lack of (clever) movement, isn’t much of a creator and can’t play upfront alone. Now compare it to Sanchez or Welbeck. Now I’d be happy with him as a bench option, but I’m not sure it’s a wise choice. The facts that he’s not young, English or on a low wages do not help his case.

      I think selling him is the best for him and for the club.

    2. shame, but simply not a better option for our team. I could name 10 players ahead of him for the front 5 positions, welbeck cazorla ozil alexis and giroud are the current first choice, Walcott wilshire ramsey rosicky and chamberlain are also ahead of him. He is far too good to be sitting in the third tier of players, I think a return to koln is best this summer, hopefully we can get £5-8m from them. A similar fate could befit campbell, sanogo, ryo, wellington who will all return this summer as players seeking a place in the 25 man squad. They are going to find it really difficult to nudge in front of the “first 10” and any new signings.

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