Wellington and Joel Campbell, two players who could soon be in direct competition for a place in the Arsenal squad, faced each other today as Almeria took on Villarreal in La Liga.
The game ended goalless, but both of Arsenal’s representatives were heavily involved in proceedings. Campbell, who started on the right wing in a 4-4-2 formation before being withdrawn in the 66th minute, had a shot saved by goalkeeper Julian.
Later, a rapid run from Wellington later led to Villarreal’s Juame Costa being dismissed for a second bookable offence. Wellington, who has shown some encouraging signs of consistency this campaign, was heavily involved in the majority of Almeria’s attacking moves, including one occasion when he created a chance for Tomer Hemed.
Lukas Podolski was introduced as a substitute at the start of the second half and rattled the post with a fierce effort as Inter Milan drew 1-1 with Cesena.
Yaya Sanogo returned from injury to play the final ten minutes as Crystal Palace beat Queens Park Rangers 3-1. The striker was unable to find the net after he was found by Dwight Gayle.
Jon Toral was introduced in the 80th minute as Brentford lost 2-1 to Cardiff City. The Spanish midfielder sent a header over the crossbar before setting up a goalscoring opportunity for James Tarkowski.
Josh Vickers played the entirety of Concord Rangers’ 1-1 draw with Bath City. Other than the goal the youngster was barely called into action.
Carl Jenkinson was absent from West Ham United’s defeat to Arsenal under Premier League rules.
Ryo was again left out of FC Twente’s squad as his temporary side beat Zwolle 2-0. The winger has featured mainly for Twente’s reserve team in recent weeks and played the whole game at that level in the goalless draw with Den Bosch on Friday.