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 fifteen 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 - Aaron Ramsey

Nottingham Forest

Aaron Ramsey
Leicester City 1-0 Nottingham Forest
Monday, November 29

Aaron Ramsey made his debut for Nottingham Forest on Monday night when he played the final 30 minutes of a 1-0 defeat against Leicester at Walkers Stadium. Ramsey came on as a 61st minute substitute and was soon influential in winning the ball in midfield. Though Forest went on to lose the game, manager Billy Davies praised his display. He told nottinghamforest.co.uk: “You can see the lad's quality. When he came on we started to link back to front, which we didn't do earlier in the game. We've got to be careful with him, we've got to be sensible. We know where he's come from and we know the quality that he's got. You could see that within two minutes of him coming on - the calmness, the composure, the ability to pass and link and play. We know what we've got to do with him. It suits the player to get fit, it suits Forest to get to the window and it suits Arsenal to see the boy getting games." Ramsey is on loan at the Championship side until January 3.


Player Profile - Henri Lansbury

Norwich City

Henri Lansbury
Norwich City 4-1 Ipswich Town
Saturday, November 27
Henri Lansbury made his debut for Norwich City as they beat East Anglia rivals Ipswich 4-1 on Sunday. Lansbury showed touches of class throughout including one sublime pass to set up the Canaries’ second goal on an impressive first start for the Championship side. Grant Holt put Norwich ahead on 13 minutes only for Damien Delaney to equalise on the half-hour mark. Delaney then saw red before an exquisite pass from Lansbury carved open the Ipswich defence and left Holt free to slide the ball home and make it 2-1. The midfielder went close to getting on the scoresheet when a corner was nodded out to the edge of the box and eventually fell invitingly for him to fizz an effort over the bar. Holt completed his hat-trick after 76 minutes and then two minutes later substitute Wes Hoolahan added a fourth. The Arsenal loanee was replaced after 80 minutes with the game won as Paul Lambert’s side move to fifth.

Player Profile - Benik Afobe

Huddersfield Town

Benik Afobe
Huddersfield Town 6-0 Macclesfield
Saturday, November 27
Benik Afobe scored his third goal for Huddersfield as he played the full 90 minutes in a 6-0 rout of Macclesfield on Saturday. The Arsenal loanee’s side progressed to the FA Cup Third Round after a comfortable win over their fellow League Two opponents at the Galpharm Stadium. Afobe also played a part in goals for both Jordan Rhodes and Anthony Pilkington to give Lee Clark’s side a two-goal cushion before the striker himself added a third in first-half stoppage time. Rhodes slipped the ball to Afobe inside the area and he poked the ball between the goalkeeper’s legs as he came out to close down the angle. Second-half strikes from Jamie McCombe, Antony Kay and Gary Roberts ensured a comfortable afternoon for the Yorkshire outfit.

Player Profile - Cedric Evina

Oldham Athletic

Cedric Evina
Rochdale 1-1 Oldham
Saturday, November 27
Cedric Evina scored his first goal for loan side Oldham when he opened the scoring in League One on Saturday. The Arsenal loanee got the Latics off to a flying start when he arrowed a fantastic low shot into the bottom corner from 18 yards. Though Matt Done prodded home from inside the six-yard box nine minutes before the break to earn a point for Rochdale. Evina was then substituted after 73 minutes and the draw leaves Paul Dickov and his team sixth in League One.

Player Profile - Vito Mannone

Hull City

Vito Mannone
Middlesborough 2-2 Hull City
Saturday, November 27
Vito Mannone played 90 minutes for Hull as they drew 2-2 with Middlesborough on Saturday. The Italian goalkeeper played a part in the Tigers’ opener when his long punt played in Robert Koran who squeezed the ball home after 20 minutes. The home side levelled nine minutes later through Leroy Lita though Hull hit back when Anthony Gerrard headed home four minutes before the break. Scott McDonald equalised a minute into the second half and neither side could find the winner as Hull move up a place to 18th in the Championship.


Player Profile - Gavin Hoyte

Lincoln City

Gavin Hoyte
Hereford 2-2 Lincoln City
Saturday, November 27
Gavin Hoyte played the full 90 minutes as Lincoln played out a 2-2 draw against Hereford in the FA Cup on Saturday. Lincoln twice went ahead through Ashley Grimes and Mustapha Carayol though Mathieu Manset's late penalty earned Hereford a second-round replay.

Player Profile - Kyle Bartley

Sheffield United

Kyle Bartley
Bristol City 3-0
Sheffield United
Saturday, November 27
Kyle Bartley played 90 minutes for Sheffield United as they lost 3-0 against fellow Championship strugglers Bristol City on Saturday. Two first-half penalties from Brett Pitman gave the Blades a mountain to climb and Jamie McAllister sealed their fate after 62 minutes. Gary Speed’s side drop to 20th and are now just two points above the relegation zone.

Player Profile - Francis Coquelin


Francis Coquelin
Lorient 2-0 Stade Rennes
Saturday, November 27
Francis Coquelin played the full 90 minutes for Lorient as they beat Stade Rennes 2-0 on Saturday. Alaixys Romao put Lorient in front on the hour mark before Jeremy Morel added a second four minutes from time. The win moves Coquelin’s side to tenth in Ligue 1.

Player Profile - Pedro Botelho

FC Cartagena

Pedro Botelho
Real Valladolid 0-1
Sunday, November 28
Pedro Botelho played 90 minutes for Cartagena as they beat Real Valladolid 1-0 on Sunday. Toni Moral scored the game’s only goal 12 minutes from time to move the Arsenal loanee’s side up to eighth in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Player Profile - Samuel Galindo

UD Salamanca

Samuel Galindo
1-1 Salamanca
Saturday, November 27
Samuel Galindo was an unused substitute for Salamanca as they drew 1-1 with Girona on Saturday. Álexander Goikoetxea had given Salamanca the lead two minutes before half time but Chechu earned Girona a point to leave Galindo’s side fourth in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Player Profile - Thomas Cruise

Carlisle United

Thomas Cruise
Carlisle United 3-2 Tamworth
Saturday, November 27
Thomas Cruise was an unused substitute for Carlisle as they progressed to the FA Cup Third Round after beating non-league Tamworth 3-2 on Saturday. Two goals in the last five minutes from Francois Zoko and James Chester spared the League One side’s blushes after they had earlier gone 2-1 behind.

Player Profile - Armand Traore


Armand Traore
Juventus 1-1 Fiorentina
Saturday, November 27
Armand Traore was an unused substitute for Juventus as they drew 1-1 with Fiorentina on Saturday evening. Marco Motta’s own goal put Juve behind after just four minutes and that’s the way it stayed until the 82nd minute when Simone Pepe rescued a point.

Player Profile - Nacer Barazite

Vitesse Arnhem

Nacer Barazite
De Graafsschap 1-1
Vitesse Arnhem
Sunday, November 28
Nacer Barazite didn’t feature for Vitesse Arnhem as they drew 1-1 with De Graafsschap on Sunday. Youssouf Hersi put Vitesse behind after 23 minutes only for Wiljan Pluim to equalise four minutes later. Vitesse remain 14th in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Player Profile - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
Reading 0-0 Leeds United
Saturday, November 27
Sanchez Watt didn’t feature for Leeds as they drew 0-0 with Reading on Saturday. The point leaves Leeds seventh in the Championship with only goal difference keeping them outside the play-off places.

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28 Nov 2010