Every season a number of Arsenal players go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience and the 2010/11 campaign was no different.
Arsenal.com have tracked the progress of the loanees throughout the season and our ‘Loan Review’ series will examine each player in turn. Today we focus on Pedro Botelho, Armand Traore, Samuel Galindo and Wellington.
Pedro has been a regular for Cartagena in the Spanish Segunda Division, making 35 starts to date.
The midfielder scored on his debut and went on to find the net a further three times as Cartagena secured a place in the top half of the table.
“I’ve improved a lot tactically,” he told the Official Arsenal Magazine in March. “I had a tough time here at first because I’m so attack-minded; I struggled when defending, but I’ve improved a lot and I now defend much better. I’m growing and developing all the time.”
Armand endured a difficult season at Juventus that was hampered by injuries.
After making his debut in a 1-1 draw with Roma in November, the left back went on to make seven starts and three substitute appearances.
Samuel moved to Spanish Segunda Division side Salamanca on a season-long loan in September and made his debut as a substitute in a 2-0 win at Recreativo Huelva.
The Bolivian suffered an ankle injury at the end of last year that saw him miss the majority of the season. He returned in April and made a total of six substitute appearances to date.
Wellington joined Levante in January but struggled for opportunities and made just two substitute appearances in La Liga.