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 3-3 Bournemouth (aet; 4-2 pens)
Wednesday, May 18
Benik Afobe played 109 minutes before being substituted as Huddersfield beat Bournemouth on penalties in their League One Play-Off Semi-Final on Wednesday. The score was locked at 2-2 at the end of 90 minutes and goals from Danny Ings and Antony Kay sent the game to spot kicks. Bournemouth missed two penalties as the Arsenal loanee’s booked their Final place.


Player Profile - Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

Cardiff City

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Cardiff 0-3 Reading
Tuesday, May 17
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas played 60 minutes before being substituted as Cardiff crashed out of the Championship Play-Offs with defeat against Reading. Dave Jones’ side lost 3-0 at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday and 3-0 on aggregate. Shane Long scored a first-half brace and Jobi McAnuff added a third to send Reading into the Final, where they will meet Swansea.

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17 May 2011