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 - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
Middlesborough 1-2 Leeds United
Saturday, October 16
Sanchez Watt played 38 minutes before limping off in Leeds 2-1 win over Middlesborough on Saturday evening. Watt played a part in the opening goal when he crossed for Davide Somma to fire home after 12 minutes. The Arsenal loanee then left the field seven minutes before half time after a challenge from Tarmo Kink. Chris Boyd equalised 53 minutes in when he nipped in front of Richard Naylor to prod home Matthew Bates' centre. Luciano Becchio superbly volleyed home after 63 minutes to secure all three points for Watt’s side. The win moves the Yorkshire club to ninth in the Championship with 17 points from 11 games.

Player Profile - Samuel Galindo

UD Salamanca

Samuel Galindo
Recreativo Huelva 0-2 Salamanca
Saturday, October 16

Samuel Galindo made his Salamanca debut on Saturday when he came on as an injury-time substitute in a 2-0 win over Recreativo Huelva. Galindo has been at the Segunda Division team since the start of September, though this was the first time he had featured for Oscar Cano’s side. Marcos Márquez put Salamanca in front after 63 minutes and then Enrique Martín Sánchez sealed the win from the penalty spot in stoppage time. The win leaves Salamanca fourth in the second tier of Spanish football and just two points behind league leaders Real Betis.

Player Profile - Cedric Evina

Oldham Athletic

Cedric Evina
Oldham Athletic 0-0 Colchester United
Saturday, October 16

Cedric Evina played 62 minutes before being substituted as Oldham played out a 0-0 draw with Colchester on Saturday. Neither side could find a winner at Boundary Park and Evina was replaced as manager Paul Dickov looked to break the stalemate. The point leaves the Latics eighth in League One with 18 points from 12 games.

Player Profile - Pedro Botelho

FC Cartagena

Pedro Botelho
Huesca 0-0 Cartagena
Saturday, October 16
Pedro Botelho played the full 90 minutes for Cartagena as they played out a frustrating 0-0 draw with Huesca on Saturday. Neither side could find a way through and the point leaves Cartagena 13th in the Spanish Segunda Division with nine points from eight games.

Player Profile - Nacer Barazite

Vitesse Arnhem

Nacer Barazite
Roja JC 4-1 Vitesse Arnhem
Sunday, October 17
Nacer Barazite played the full 90 minutes but couldn’t help Vitesse Arnhem suffer a heavy 4-1 defeat against high-flying Roja JC on Sunday. Vitesse were three goals down after just 36 minutes when Arnaud Sutchuin Djoum and then Mads Junker twice found the net. Willem Janssen added a fourth after 50 minutes before Julian Jenner scored a consolation for the Arsenal loanee’s side. The defeat leaves Vitesse 16th in the Eredivise with eight points from nine games.

Player Profile - Francis Coquelin


Francis Coquelin
Lorient 2-1 Valenciennes
Saturday, October 16
Francis Coquelin played 72 minutes before being substituted in Lorient’s 2-1 win over Valenciennes on Sunday. Lorient went behind after just four minutes before goals from Kevin Gameiro and Sigamary Diarra gave Coquelin’s side all three points. The win moves them above Valenciennes and into 13th in Ligue 1.

Player Profile - Kyle Bartley

Sheffield United

Kyle Bartley
Sheffield United 3-3 Burnley
Saturday, October 16
Kyle Bartley didn’t feature for Sheffield United as they drew 3-3 with Burnley on Saturday. A fractured cheekbone means Bartley will remain on the sidelines for an indefinite period. The score was 2-2 as the game ticked over into injury time before Jay Rodriguez's strike looked to have won the game for the visitors. However, Mark Yeates equalised for Gary Speed’s side four minutes into stoppage time to snatch a point for the Blades. United are now 18th in the Championship with 12 points from 11 games.

Player Profile - Luke Freeman

Yeovil Town

Luke Freeman
Yeovil Town 0-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Saturday, October 16
Luke Freeman was an unused substitute for Yeovil as they lost 2-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. Substitute Jermaine Johnson gave the Owls the lead 18 minutes from time and then Tommy Miller sealed the result from the spot after 84 minutes. Terry Skiverton’s side are now 18th in League One with 14 points from 12 games.

Player Profile - Armand Traore


Armand Traore
Juventus 4-0 Lecce
Sunday, October 17

Armand Traore didn’t feature for Juventus as they eased to a 4-0 win over Lecce on Sunday. Juve were three goals to the good before talismanic captain Alessandro Del Piero added a fourth eight minutes from time. The victory moves the former Champions League winners up to fifth in Serie A and five points behind league leaders Lazio.

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17 Oct 2010