Loan report- Wilshere and Asano feature; Crowley unused again


Wojciech Szczesny played the whole game as Roma beat Inter Milan 2-1.

Calum Chambers played the entirety of Middlesbrough’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United.

Jack Wilshere hit the post and also missed an inviting chance as Bournemouth drew 2-2 with Watford, with the midfielder also being booked prior to being substituted in the 74th minute.

Takuma Asano started on the right wing and played 74 minutes as Stuttgart drew 1-1 with Bochum.

Glen Kamara entered the fray as an 85th minute substitute as Colchester United lost 2-0 to Carlisle United.

Stefan O’Connor came on in second half stoppage time as Maastricht beat Cambuur 2-1. Kelechi Nwakali was an un-used substitute.

Joel Campbell was an un-used substitute as Sporting Lisbon drew 3-3 with Vitoria Guimaraes.

Jon Toral was an un-used substitute as Granada lost 1-0 to Leganes.

Julio Pleguezuelo was an un-used substitute as Mallorca lost 3-1 to Lugo.

Dan Crowley was an un-used substitute as Oxford United beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0.

Ryan Huddart was an un-used substitute for Eastleigh’s 3-3 draw with Woking.

Tafari Moore wasn’t involved as Utrecht lost 3-2 to Ajax.



  1. 7 players getting no action, 2 playing just a few minutes and another 2 not getting a full 90. Meanwhile our own u23 is struggling and most of these players could be used in there rather than doing nothing.

    What’s the point?

    1. B teams are sooo overdue but for some reason there is a big resistance against it in England/UK. They say lower league teams will take some sort of piss if that happens ?? I dont get it really. It is the change that is needed though to really move forward in youth development … well i think so. Germany and spain does it nøff said.

    2. You’re speaking as if those players that aren’t playing are somehow entitled to a spot in their respective teams’ XI. The point of a loan move is to place players in a competitive environment where they’re not guaranteed of a starting spot and they have to fight for a chance to get in. That process, of knowing what its like to be a professional who constantly has to fight for a spot, is far more valuable and informative than having them stick around in the comfortable environs of reserve football.

      1. There is a lot of truth in that. Every player, I would say, has different expectations for a loan though. Kamara and Crowley are arguably the biggest worries. Both couldnt impact on loan last season, and it is going the same way this.
        The likes of Tafari Moore and Julio Pleguezuelo are “first loans” and being in the first team squad consistantly will be a new and important experience. Game time will hopefully come.
        Jon Toral has appeared in La Liga, injury has slowed him down – not too many worries there at this time.
        Campbell, Szczesny, Huddart and o’Conner (and probably Kamara) have no future at Arsenal I feel, so not bothered about them really.
        Asano and Nwakali are foremostly on loan for WP reasons.
        Wilshere for sustained fitness and performance in PL, Chambers for CB experience.
        As such, not a great worry in the main – Crowley is the big let down for me tbh.

    3. The english leagues are sooo overdue for b teams it’s ridiculous. For some reason there is a lot of resistance for it in England/uk. Most top nations have b teams it’s the best way too educate the younglings in palying over way and still get good experience.

  2. D’jeezus work for arsenal football club do you, I don’t think so all you do is chat a load of shite,who cares what you think,you are such a big man slagging off young men trying to form my my opinion you are nothing but a c::t with a lot to say,in my opinion.

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