Every season a number of Arsenal players go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience.
The 2010/11 campaign is no different and eight young Gunners have already linked up with their loan clubs.

Arsenal.com will be tracking their progress throughout the season. Our 'Arsenal's Loanees' page provides an overview of all the relevant players and below is the latest instalment of our regular 'Loan Watch' feature, which brings you brief reports from their latest fixtures.

Player Profile - Thomas Cruise

Carlisle United

Thomas Cruise
Carlisle United 6-0 Tipton Town
Saturday, November 6

Thomas Cruise débuted for Carlisle United on Saturday as they thumped non-league Tipton Town 6-0 on Saturday. The defender played the full 90 minutes with Gary Madine scoring four times and Francois Zoko bagging a brace on a comfortable afternoon for the League One side. Cruise is on loan with Greg Abbott’s side until December 3.

Player Profile - Benik Afobe

Huddersfield Town

Benik Afobe
Cambridge United 0-0 Huddersfield, November 6
Sheffield Wednesday 0-2 Huddersfield, November 2
Benik Afobe made his debut for loan side Huddersfield when he came on as a 64th minute substitute in a 2-0 win away at Sheffield Wednesday last Tuesday. He then played out a 0-0 draw with non-league Cambridge United in the FA Cup on Saturday. The 17-year-old impressed throughout the 90 minutes and set up a chance for Anthony Pilkington to score the winner in added time but his left-footed shot was saved well. Afobe is on loan at the League Two club until December 4.


Player Profile - Gavin Hoyte

Lincoln City

Gavin Hoyte
Nuneaton 0-1 Lincoln City, November 6
Northampton 2-0 Lincoln City, November 6

Gavin Hoyte played the full 90 minutes as struggling Lincoln beat non-league Nuneaton 1-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday. They left it late though and had to wait until deep into injury time before Albert Jarrett's free kick won the game. On Tuesday the defender again played the full 90 minutes as Northampton's routine win piled more misery on the Imps in League Two. Steve Tilson’s side remain in the relegation zone with just 13 points from 15 games and just a point above bottom side Barnet.

Player Profile - Mark Randall

Rotherham United

Mark Randall
York 0-0 Rotherham United
Saturday, November 6
Mark Randall didn’t feature for Rotherham as they drew 0-0 with non-league York in the FA Cup on Saturday. The midfielder is currently enduring a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone during his debut for the League Two side on October 30.

Player Profile - Pedro Botelho

FC Cartagena

Pedro Botelho
2-1 Granada
Saturday, November 6
Pedro Botelho played the full 90 minutes for Cartagena as they beat Granada 2-1 on Saturday. Victor put Botelho’s side ahead after 11 minutes before Fabian Orellana drew the sides level just four minutes later. Toche then scored the winning goal eight minutes before the break with the victory leaving Cartagena tenth in the Spanish Segunda division.

Player Profile - Cedric Evina

Oldham Athletic

Cedric Evina
Accrington Stanley 3-2 Oldham Athletic
Saturday, November 6

Cedric Evina played the full 90 minutes for Oldham as they crashed out of the FA Cup with a 3-2 defeat against Accrington Stanley on Saturday. Evina’s side were three goals down after to a brace from Ray Putterill and a goal from Jimmy Ryan put the League Two side in control. Paul Dickov’s side did pull two goals back but they couldn’t find an equaliser.

Player Profile - Nacer Barazite

Vitesse Arnhem

Nacer Barazite
Vitesse Arnhem 1-1 AZ
Sunday, November 7

Nacer Barazite was an 81st-minute substitute for Vitesse Arnhem as they drew 1-1 with AZ Alkmaar on Sunday. Graziano Pelle put AZ ahead two minutes after the break and that’s the way it stayed until deep into injury time when Ismail Aissati scored a dramatic equaliser. The point means Barazite’s side remain in the relegation zone with just ten points from 13 games.

Player Profile - Kyle Bartley

Sheffield United

Kyle Bartley
Sheffield United 1-2 Ipswich Town
Saturday, November 6

Kyle Bartley returned from a fractured cheekbone to play for the first time since the end of September as Sheffield United lost 2-1 against Ipswich on Saturday. Bartley played the whole match with his side going behind after just six minutes through Tamas Priskin's close-range effort. They levelled when Stephen Quinn drilled home from 12 yards on the half-hour mark though Gareth McAuley fired home Grant Leadbitter's centre just before half-time to seal the points for Ipswich. The defeat laves Gary Speed’s side 19th in the Championship and just a point above the drop zone.

Player Profile - Francis Coquelin


Francis Coquelin
Saint-Etienne 1-2 Lorient
Saturday, November 6

Francis Coquelin played the full 90 minutes for Lorient as they recorded an impressive 2-1 away win over Saint-Etienne on Saturday. Kevin Gameiro scored a brace to move Coquelin’s side to ninth in Ligue 1 with 17 points from 12 games.

Player Profile - Luke Freeman

Yeovil Town

Luke Freeman
Rushden and Diamonds 0-1 Yeovil, November 2
MK Dons 3-2 Yeovil, November 6
Luke Freeman was an unused substitute for Yeovil as they beat Rushden and Diamonds 1-0 in the FA Cup on Saturday. Andy Williams scored the only goal of the game seven minutes from time to book Terry Skiverton’s side a place in the next round. On Tuesday the Arsenal loanee came on as an 83rd-minute substitute in the Glovers’ 3-2 away defeat at MK Dons in League One. Freeman came on with the scores level at 2-2 but a late Peter Leven penalty won the game with just three minutes to go. Yeovil remain in the relegation zone with just 15 points from 15 games.

Player Profile - Vito Mannone

Hull City

Vito Mannone
Hull City 0-1 Scunthorpe
Saturday, November 6
Vito Mannone was an unused substitute for Hull as they lost 1-0 at home to Scunthorpe on Saturday. Michael O'Connor 89th-minute strike won the game and defeat leaves Hull 20th in the Championship.

Player Profile - Samuel Galindo

UD Salamanca

Samuel Galindo
Salamanca 1-0 Albacete
Saturday, November 6

Samuel Galindo came on as an 83rd-minute substitute as he made just his second appearance for Salamanca in their 1-0 win over Albacete on Saturday. Perico scored the only goal of the game after 37 minutes to give Salamanca a win that leaves them fifth in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Player Profile - Armand Traore


Armand Traore
AC Milan 1-2 Juventus
Sunday, November 7
Armand Traore didn’t feature for Juventus as they beat Cesena 3-1 on Sunday. After going behind to a Luiz Jimenez strike after just 11 minutes the Arsenal loanee’s side came back with goals from Alessandro Del Piero, Fabio Quagliarella and Vincenzo Iaquinta to record a win that keeps them fourth in Serie A and four points behind league leaders Lazio.

Player Profile - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
Coventry 2-3 Leeds United
Saturday, November 6
Sanchez Watt didn’t feature for Leeds as they beat Coventry 3-2 on Saturday. Jonny Howson nodded an early opener for the visitors before Robert Snodgrass made it two with a long-range effort. Lukas Jutkiewicz converted Ben Turner's header to pull one back but Watt’s side soon extended the lead with a Max Gradel penalty on the hour mark. Turner got his second three minutes later but Leeds held on for a win that moves them up to eighth in the Championship, just one point outside the play-off places.

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8 Nov 2010