Five players are currently away from Arsenal on loan.
Cameroonian midfielder Alexandre Song is getting Premiership
experience after joining Charlton Athletic until the end of the
season while defender Kerrea Gilbert will spend the entire campaign
at Cardiff. Fabrice Muamba and Nicklas Bendtner do likewise at
Birmingham and Arturo Lupoli will spend the rest of the campaign at
Keep up-to-date with the fortunes of all our loan stars in our regular Loan Watch...
Nicklas Bendtner, Fabrice Muamba
Birmingham City 2-1 Southampton, April 14
Nicklas Bendtner played a full 90 minutes and scored his first goal in eight games to keep Birmingham in the promotion hunt. Tunisian defender Radhi Jaidi headed the Blues in front on 32 minutes before Bendtner fired in with 11 minutes remaining. Saints did pull one back on 85 minutes through Marek Saganowski but Steve Bruce's side held on to move within a point of second-placed Derby. Birmingham's other Arsenal loanee Fabrice Muamba also played a full 90 minutes.
Everton 2-1 Charlton Athletic, April 15
Alexandre Song played a full 90 minutes as Charlton suffered an agonising defeat at European hopefuls Everton. After 81 goalless minutes Joleon Lescott looked to have given Everton the points when he swept home. Darren Bent thought he had salvaged a point when he equalised in the last minute of normal time but the Addicks' hearts were broken when James McFadden fired in a winner from 20-yards with seconds remaining. The result moves Everton up to fifth in the Premiership but leaves Alan Pardew's side two points from safety having played a game more than Sheffield United in 17th.
Ipswich Town 2-1 Derby County, April 14
Arturo Lupoli did not feature as Derby's promotion hopes suffered a blow at Ipswich. Matt Oakley volleyed the visitors ahead just nine minutes in before both sides were then reduced to 10 men. Stephen Bywater and Alex Bruce received their marching orders following a clash. Rams boss Billy Davies was also sent to the stands before ex-Arsenal striker Francis Jeffers equalised on 69 minutes. Youngster Danny Haynes held his nerve to wrap up all three points with a last-minute penalty.
Cardiff City 1-1 Stoke City, April 14
Kerrea Gilbert played the final 11 minutes as Cardiff grabbed a late point against Stoke City. Carl Hoefkens put the visitors ahead on the half-hour mark and it looked to be the winner until Michael Chopra tapped home in the final minute. Cardiff's play-off hopes are now hanging by a thread. The Bluebirds are six points away with only three games remaining.
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