Loan report- Wellington and Jenkinson score; Martinez impresses

Carl Jenkinson scores against Sunderland yesterday.  Getty Images Europe

Carl Jenkinson scores against Sunderland yesterday.
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Wellington scored his first competitive goal in English football yesterday, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Bolton Wanderers from losing 4-3 to Queens Park Rangers.

The Brazilian emerged off the bench to find the net in the 85th minute, but a strike from former Gunner Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, his second of the afternoon, swung the game back in QPR’s favour.

Carl Jenkinson scored a rare goal as West Ham United drew 2-2 with Sunderland. The right-back, who played the full game, found the net after latching onto Victor Moses’ ball in. Jenkinson was later booked for a challenge on Billy Jones.

Emiliano Martinez kept a clean sheet and made several impressive saves as Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Huddersfield Town 3-0. The Argentinean shot-stopper did particularly well to deny Mustapha Carayol and Dean Whitehead.

Chuba Akpom was introduced as a 74th minute substitute as Hull City beat Nottingham Forest 1-0. The striker was on the receiving end of a challenge from Matt Mills, which earned the Forest player a red card. Isaac Hayden wasn’t involved.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles started and created several chances as Ipswich Town lost 2-0 to Blackburn Rovers. The winger was substituted in the 59th minute, however, after picking up a yellow card.

Dan Crowley was brought on in the 80th minute of Barnsley’s 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers.

Jon Toral was an un-used substitute as Birmingham City beat Leeds United 2-0.

Serge Gnabry wasn’t included in West Bromwich Albion’s matchday squad for their 2-0 defeat to Crystal Palace. The winger has played just twelve minutes of Premier League football this season.

Gedion Zelalem wasn’t involved as Rangers beat Falkirk 3-1 in the Scottish Championship as the midfielder is currently away with the United States U23 squad.

Wojciech Szczesny played the whole game as Roma beat Palermo 4-2. Yaya Sanogo wasn’t involved as Ajax lost 2-1 to PSV. 



  1. Chuba ain’t making any kind of great impact at Hull. I’m still annoyed that we sold Benik to Wolves. he would have been far better prospect than Akpom. He’s kind of striker we ain’t got in our squad at the moment, with natural instinct of scoring goals. Neither Chuba or Alex Iwobi ain’t got that. We should have keeped Benik. He reminds me when we let Clive Allen go without played single game for us, and he went on to score 202 goals for Palace, QPR, Spurs, Bordeaux, City, Chelsea and West Ham. And even more when we let Andy Cole go to Bristol City for just £ 500 000, and he went on to make 20 goals in 41 appearances for them and then sold to Newcastle for £ 1,75m. He scored 55 goals in 70 appearances for them and then moved to Manchester United in most expensive British transfer back then, £ 7m. He made 93 goals in 193 appearances for United and went up to win 5 premier league champions medals, 2 FA cup winners medals and an champions league winners medal at his time for United. Cole was then sold to Blackburn for £ 8 m, and went on to win league cup with them, scoring 27 times in 83 appearances. He scored 229 goals in his career.
    In 1986–87 Clive Allen scored 33 League goals, and 49 goals in all competitions. His goal tally that season broke the Spurs club record held by Jimmy Greaves, and remains unbroken. No player associated with any top division club has managed to match or exceed Allen’s total of goals in all competitions since then, either. However, his top-flight league goals tally was surpassed by Andy Cole of Newcastle United in 1993-94 and a year later by Alan Shearer at Blackburn Rovers. Clive also picked up the titles of PFA Player of the Year and Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year at 1987. Andy voted PFA Young Player of the Year for 1993-94 season.

  2. Benik Afobe scored twice as Wolves won 3-0 for the second straight game to give renewed belief to their Championship promotion credentials.
    Kevin McDonald’s classily-struck right-foot 20-yard curler gave Wolves the half-time lead against the run of play.
    McDonald then freed Adam Le Fondre to square for Afobe to hit a coolly-taken 66th-minute strike.
    Afobe was then set free by McDonald to run on and fire the third in the closing minutes.

    Wolves manager Kenny Jackett on Benik Afobe:
    “He is the type of player that you want to get on the ball as much as you can.
    “From my point of view, I’m continually working out ways that you can get him in the game. If he does get on the ball, if he does get involved in the moves, then I feel the goals will come.
    “He has been a big player for us and he has only been here since January (following a £2m move from Arsenal).
    “We think he has a really good future at 22 and also he has got his confidence at Wolves, which is what he was looking for when he came here. He has to continue his progress.”

    1. So what, it’s done, well done to Benik I’m happy for him.

      First of he has 3 years on Chuba at a very vital stage in the development of a footballer. So lets not bin a 19 year old striker in Chuba just yet.

      Secondly Chuba has the potential to complement our playing style much more than Benik could. He has much better technique on the ball and his passing is better. Having said this he does need to learn to get his head up and stop being such a selfish player but the potential for a fantastic all round striker that would absolutely complement our playing style is their.

      Finally Benik is in the Championship!! Charlie Austin and Troy Deeney looked like gods in that league. Not to say it isn’t good what Afobe is achieving as he’s doing it at a much younger age but you really need to get over it. Arsene to my memory has never let a superstar slip through his fingers at the club and is generally good at spotting talent. The players you have cited are relics all playing before Wenger.

      Benik Afobe is not going to revolutionise this team! It’s not really like we picked Chuba over Benik as they are different ages and who knows maybe we have a buy back clause inserted.

      1. In fairness, Austin looked like a god last season in the PL.

        Probably the nearest player to “slip through Arsene’s net” would be Vela, who Sociedad turned down bids from title-chasing Atletico so deffo of a high standard.

  3. Serge Gnabry is a disappointment so far. And the irony is that if he hadn’t gone on loan he would have probably got more minutes with us.
    I wonder if the clubs will decide to terminate the loan in January.

    On Benik v Chuba, you cannot just keep someone like Benik hanging around. He had so many injuries at key times, and sadly this cost him. It was never really a case of Benik or Chuba. If anything it was signing Welbeck that was the final nail in Afobe’s Arsenal career, plus his age nearing the squad inclusion age.
    Afobe didn’t get sold due to his ability, nor because of Chuba.

  4. Wolves could face another competitor in the race to sign striker Benik Afobe, with Aston Villa emerging alongside Norwich City as an interested party.
    The Canaries made three bids for the 22-year-old in August, the last for £10million which would have netted the player £40,000-a-week.
    Their scouts again ran the rule over Afobe in the 3-0 win at Fulham last week, making it clear they are planning another offer.
    But Villa are now also keeping tabs on the England Under-21 international and have the financial clout to match their advances.

  5. Aston Villa are preparing a sensational £10million transfer move for Wolves striker Benik Afobe, according to reports.
    Tim Sherwood’s side are in desperate need of more firepower after six defeats in their opening eight matches.
    The Villa manager is willing to splash out huge wads of cash to lure the former Arsenal striker to Villa Park.
    Afobe, 22, who never made a Premier League appearance for the Gunners, will be offered a deal worth £50,000-a-week, which works out as £2.6m-a-year, according to the Sun.
    Villa are also willing to up their bid should Wolves reject the offer as they believe he can save them from relegation.

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