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 16 young Gunners are currently away from the Club.

Arsenal.com track their progress throughout the season. Our Arsenal's Loanees page offers an overview of all the players and below is the latest instalment of our Loan Watch feature with reports from their latest matches.

Player Profile - Benik Afobe

Huddersfield Town

Benik Afobe
Huddersfield 4-4 Brentford
Saturday, May 7
Benik Afobe scored his eighth goal for Huddersfield as Lee Clark’s side played out an incredible 4-4 draw with Brentford on Saturday. The young striker found the net after 63 minutes to put Huddersfield, already assured of a League One play-off place, ahead for a third time. Brentford equalised three minutes later and that is the way it stayed.

Player Profile - Henri Lansbury

Norwich City

Henri Lansbury
Norwich 2-2 Coventry
Saturday, May 7
Henri Lansbury was a 60th-minute substitute as Norwich celebrated their promotion to the Premier League with a 2-2 draw against Coventry on Saturday.

Player Profile - Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

Cardiff City

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Burnley 1-1 Cardiff
Saturday, May 7
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was a 56th-minute substitute as Cardiff drew 1-1 at Burnley on Saturday.

Player Profile - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
QPR 1-2 Leeds
Saturday, May 7
Sanchez Watt was an 85th-minute substitute as Leeds beat Championship winners QPR 2-1 on Saturday.

Player Profile - Carlos Vela

West Bromwich Albion

Carlos Vela
Wolverhampton 3-1 West Brom
Sunday, May 8
Carlos Vela was an 83rd-minute substitute as West Brom lost 3-1 at Wolves on Sunday.

Player Profile - Pedro Botelho

FC Cartagena

Pedro Botelho
Cartagena 1-1 Ponferradina
Saturday, May 7
Pedro Botelho played the full 90 minutes as Cartagena drew 1-1 with Ponferradina on Sunday.


Player Profile - Francis Coquelin

Player Profile - Gilles Sunu

Francis Coquelin and Gilles Sunu
Lorient 0-0 Toulouse
Saturday, May 7

Francis Coquelin played 73 minutes of Lorient’s 0-0 draw with Toulouse on Saturday. Gilles Sunu was an unused substitute.

Player Profile - Vito Mannone

Hull City

Vito Mannone
Bristol City 3-0 Hull
Saturday, May 7
Vito Mannone didn’t feature as Hull lost 3-0 at Bristol City on Saturday.

Player Profile - Craig Eastmond


Craig Eastmond
Barnsley 1-0 Millwall
Saturday, May 7
Craig Eastmond didn’t feature as Millwall went down 1-0 at Barnsley on Saturday.

Player Profile - Mark Randall

Rotherham United

Mark Randall
Rotherham 3-1 Torquay
Saturday, May 7
Mark Randall didn’t feature as Rotherham beat Torquay 3-1 on Saturday.


Player Profile - Samuel Galindo

UD Salamanca

Samuel Galindo
Rayo Vallecano 1-2 Salamanca
Sunday, May 8
Samuel Galindo was an unused substitute as Salamanca beat Rayo Vallecano 2-1 on Saturday.

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7 May 2011