Loan report- Jenkinson sent off; Szczesny, Gnabry and Wellington make debuts

Carl Jenkinson endured a difficult day as West Ham United were beaten 4-3 by Bournemouth, with the right-back struggling throughout against the dangerous Max Gradel before receiving a red card for committing a foul against the winger in the penalty area.

Wellington, at long last, made his first competitive appearance in English football, with the winger impressing as Bolton Wanderers drew 1-1 with Nottingham Forest. Deployed on the left wing, Wellington was particularly effective in the early stages before being replaced by Emile Heskey in the 84th minute.

Serge Gnabry was introduced for his West Bromwich Albion debut in the 78th minute as they lost 3-2 to Chelsea.

Wojciech Szczesny made his competitive debut for Roma as his temporary side drew 1-1 away to Hellas Verona.

Chuba Akpom played 64 minutes before being substituted as Hull City lost 2-1 against Charlton Athletic. Akpom had a shot saved, whilst Hull’s other Arsenal loanee, Isaac Hayden, was introduced in the 58th minute and came close to scoring as his effort hit a post late on.

Jon Toral retained his place in the starting line-up and played 67 minutes as Birmingham City drew 1-1 with Derby County. The Spaniard, who has already found the net twice for his loan club, missed an inviting opportunity to score early in the second-half.

Last week Toral reflected on his impressive start to the campaign. He said: “I have to thank the team and the gaffer for giving me the confidence. It’s been a great start for me and I need to keep it going.”

Ainsley Maitland-Niles was brought on as a substitute in the 62nd minute as Ipswich Town beat Preston North End 2-1. The youngster, who claimed an assist in the midweek game against Burnley, was the subject of a rash challenge from Bailey Wright.

Dan Crowley played the whole game and was booked as Barnsley drew 0-0 with Bradford City.

Emiliano Martinez was an un-used substitute as Wolverhampton Wanderers were beaten 2-0 by Cardiff City.

Yaya Sanogo wasn’t part of the Ajax squad for their game against NEC.




  1. There’s some interesting League Cup ties this week Jeorge, involving clubs that have our players on loan…
    Is there any reason that Arsenal may have stipulated that our players don’t play (cup-tied) or do you think that they’ll turn-out for their adopted clubs Jeorge?

    1. Some of our loanees played in the last round, but Crowley didn’t, so we’ll have to wait and see if he plays for Barnsley.

      On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Jeorge Bird's Arsenal Youth wrote:


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