Every season a number of Arsenal players go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience. With the 2012/13 campaign well underway, 15 Gunners are currently away from the Club.

Arsenal.com tracks their progress throughout the season. Our Arsenal's Loanees page offers an overview and below is the latest instalment of our Loan Watch.

Player Profile - Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe
Bolton 3-1 Birmingham, Saturday, December 29
Leeds 1-0 Bolton, Tuesday, January 1
Benik Afobe came off the bench against both Birmingham and Leeds United over the festive period. Having been brought on in the 90th minute against the Blues, the striker was given 22 minutes of action in the defeat at Elland Road.

Player Profile - Philip Roberts

Philip Roberts
St Johnstone 0-0 Inverness CT
Saturday, December 29
Philip Roberts came on as a second-half substitute as Inverness ended 2012 with a goalless draw at St Johnstone. The striker came on after 74 minutes.

Player Profile - Chukwuemeka Aneke

Chuks Aneke
Oldham 1-2 Crewe, Saturday, December 29
Crewe 1-0 Carlisle, Tuesday, January 1
Chuks Aneke was an unused substitute against Oldham and Carlisle as Crewe took six points over the festive period.

Player Profile - Ryo Miyaichi

Aston Villa 0-3 Wigan, Saturday, December 29
Wigan 0-4 Manchester United, Tuesday, January 1
Ryo did not feature in Wigan’s win at Aston Villa, or in the heavy defeat at home to Manchester United on New Year’s Day.

Player Profile - Daniel Boateng

Daniel Boateng
Wimbledon 0-3 Oxford, Saturday, December 29
Oxford 1-0 Cheltenham, Tuesday, Januar 1
Daniel Boateng was not in the Oxford squad for their matches over Christmas.

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2 Jan 2013