Loan report – Mavropanos and Olowu back in action after injuries

Konstantinos Mavropanos returned from injury to make his Stuttgart debut as he played 70 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Bayer Leverkusen.

Joseph Olowu, who recently made his comeback from injury, played the full game as Cork City lost 2-1 to St Patrick’s Athletic.

Zech Medley started and played the whole game as Gillingham drew 1-1 with Shrewsbury Town. Trae Coyle was brought on in the 77th minute.

Tyreece John-Jules played the entirety of Doncaster Rovers’ 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic.

Matt Smith played the full 90 minutes as Swindon Town lost 3-1 to Peterborough United.

Jordi Osei-Tutu played the full game as Cardiff City drew 0-0 with Blackburn Rovers.

Ben Sheaf played the full match as Coventry City were beaten 3-1 by Bournemouth.

Mark McGuinness wasn’t involved as Ipswich Town drew 1-1 with MK Dons.

Zak Swanson missed out through injury as MVV Maastricht drew 3-3 with AZ II.


  1. 10 loan players in 9 clubs, 8 featured, not a single victory. A bad day for the academy players. (Mavropanos is not an academy player, and a draw against Bayer Leverkusen is not a bad result.)

    1. That is a ridiculously negative way of looking at. The idea that “correlation implies causation” is an example of a questionable-cause logical fallacy.
      Much more important that these young players get regular game time. results will come.

  2. I wasn’t implying that these losses happened due to our boy being bad players at all. In fact, I’m a great admirer of Mavropanos and Smith, and I think there is a small but positive chance that Medley and John-Jules could become Arsenal squad players. And the fact that I’m not confident of the remaining 6 will have a career in the Emirates doesn’t mean anything, and nobody should care. I was merely pointing out
    – this was an interesting weekend, worth commenting
    – those complaining about Arsenal sucks at loaning, as we send our players to League 1 and low-tier Championship clubs instead of bottom-half PL teams and top Championship outlets might not be right as the boys don’t seem to stand out from their respective host teams so far

    I know that is only the 4th round, so let’s not jump onto conclusions, and hope that the players will prove me wrong.

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