Every season a number of Arsenal players go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience. The 2011/12 campaign is no different and seven 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.
Carlos Vela, Samuel Galindo, Wellington and Pedro Botelho
The La Liga and Segunda Division seasons were scheduled to start at the weekend but were postponed due to a player strike.
Motherwell 0-3 Rangers
Sunday, August 21
Kyle Bartley missed Rangers’ win over Motherwell with a groin strain. The young defender is also a doubt for Thursday’s Europa League clash with NK Maribor.
Bradford 0-1 Dagenham and Redbridge
Saturday, August 20
James Shea was an unused substitute as Dagenham and Redbridge beat Bradford 1-0 on Saturday. Jon Nurse scored the only goal of the game to move the Daggers up to fifth in League Two.