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 five young Gunners have already linked up with their loan clubs.
Francis Coquelin is with French Ligue 1 club Lorient, Sanchez Watt and Kyle Bartley will spend the season in the Championship, Luke Freeman is at Yeovil Town until January and Pedro Botelho will spend the campaign with Cartagena.

Arsenal.com will be tracking their progress throughout the season. Our 'Arsenal's Loanees' page provides an overview of all the relevant players and below is the latest instalment of our regular 'Loan Watch' feature, which brings you brief reports from their latest fixtures.

Player Profile - Kyle Bartley

Sheffield United

Kyle Bartley
Sheffield United 0-3 QPR
Saturday, August 14

Kyle Bartley played 90 minutes but Sheffield United were on the receiving end of a 3-0 home defeat to QPR on Saturday. After the match manager Kevin Blackwell left the Blades by mutual consent. Hogan Ephraim got the opener and Jamie Mackie added a second for the Rs with 20 minutes played. Moments later, Adel Taarabt converted a penalty after being brought down by keeper Steve Simonsen.

Player Profile - Francis Coquelin


Francis Coquelin
Lorient 1-2 Nice
Saturday, August 14

Francis Coquelin made his Lorient debut as a second-half substitute in Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Nice. Yann Jouffre put the hosts ahead after 11 minutes but the visitors hit back through Ismael Gace less than 60 seconds later. Loic Remy netted the winner in the 69th minute.


Player Profile - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
Nottingham Forest 1-1 Leeds United
Sunday, August 15

Sanchez Watt got another 90 minutes under his belt as Leeds United registered a 1-1 draw away at Nottingham Forest on Sunday. Dexter Blackstock had given the hosts an early lead and Lloyd Sam equalised before half time. Watt received a yellow card late in the game after a number of players from both sides clashed following what appeared to by a stamp by Chris Gunter on the Arsenal loanee.

Player Profile - Luke Freeman

Yeovil Town

Luke Freeman
Bristol Rovers 2-1 Yeovil
Saturday, August 14

Luke Freeman started for Yeovil in their 2-1 defeat at Bristol Rovers on Saturday but had to be substituted due to a leg injury in the 43rd minute. Jo Kuffour gave the hosts a half-time lead but a late Adam Virgo volley appeared to have won the Glovers a point until Byron Anthony won it for Rovers in the 94th minute.

After the match Yeovil Town released the following statement: "Luke Freeman was taken to hospital for precautionary X-rays on his leg following a nasty challenge before half time. The X-rays have ruled out a fracture of his leg but the full extent of his injury and the length of time he faces out of the game will not be clear until after the weekend."

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16 Aug 2010