While Craig Eastmond was unable to build on his 10 Arsenal first-team appearances in 2010/11, the industrious young midfielder was able to showcase his talents during a successful loan spell at Wycombe Wanderers.

Although the Chairboys were relegated from League One, Craig impressed in his three-month spell at Adams Park and was an ever-present in Gary Waddock's first team after his arrival in February.

The early stages of the campaign proved testing as Craig recovered from a broken ankle suffered while on loan with Millwall last season. But he returned strongly in October with an encouraging run in the reserves to earn himself a move to the Football League.

FINEST MOMENT
Wycombe manager Waddock was full of praise for the midfielder's mature display against Stevenage in March, in which Craig won his side a last-minute penalty. “They were chipping away at him if I am being honest,” he said. “He showed that calmness and maturity, they chipped away at him in the 92nd minute and it resulted in a penalty.”

CRAIG EASTMOND 2011/12 SEASON STATS
Competition Appearances Goals
League One (Wycombe) 14 0
Premier Reserve League 11 0
Total 25 0
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