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 sixteen young Gunners have already linked up with their loan clubs.

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 - Jay Emmanuel-Thomas

Cardiff City

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas
Cardiff 4-2 Watford
Saturday, January 22
Jay Emmanuel-Thomas made an impressive debut for Cardiff City as they beat Watford 4-2 on Saturday. The young midfielder played the full 90 minutes and instantly endeared himself to the home fans with his willingness to attack the Watford back-line. Emmanuel-Thomas went close to scoring early on when his long-range effort whistled inches wide of the post. However, he did have a hand in putting the Bluebirds 3-0 up on 31 minutes. The 20-year-old was involved in the build-up on the right before Peter Whittingham found former Gunner Jay Bothroyd, who finished well. The win moves Cardiff to second in the Championship. Emmanuel-Thomas is on loan at the Welsh club until the end of the season.

Player Profile - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
Portsmouth 2-2 Leeds United
Saturday, January 22
Sanchez Watt played 62 minutes for Leeds as they drew 2-2 with Portsmouth on Saturday. With the Yorkshire side 2-1 down, the young forward was replaced by David Somma who equalised with his very first touch just a minute later. Leeds remain fifth in the Championship.

Player Profile - Kyle Bartley

Sheffield United

Kyle Bartley
Sheffield United 1-2 Norwich City
Saturday, January 22
Kyle Bartley played the full 90 minutes for Sheffield United as they went down 2-1 at home to Norwich on Saturday. Andrew Crofts scored twice in the second half to leave the Blades just one point above the Championship relegation zone.

Player Profile - Mark Randall

Rotherham United

Mark Randall
Wycombe 1-0 Rotherham
Saturday, January 22
Mark Randall played the full 90 minutes for Rotherham as they lost 1-0 at Wycombe on Saturday. Gareth Ainsworth scored the only goal of the game after 28 minutes to leave Ronnie Moore’s side third in the League Two.

Player Profile - Francis Coquelin


Francis Coquelin
Fontenay 0-1 Lorient
Saturday, January 22
Francis Coquelin played 120 minutes for Lorient as they beat Fontenay 1-0 after extra time on Saturday. Mathias Autret scored in the 116th minute to give the Arsenal loanee’s side victory in the French Cup.

Player Profile - Pedro Botelho

FC Cartagena

Pedro Botelho
Celta Vigo 4-0 Cartagena

Saturday, January 22
Pedro Botelho played the full 90 minutes for Cartagena as they suffered a 4-0 defeat against Celta Vigo on Saturday. The loss leaves Cartagena fifth in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Player Profile - Armand Traore


Armand Traore
Sampdoria 0-0 Juventus
Sunday, January 23
Armand Traore played just two minutes for Juventus before limping out of their 0-0 draw with Sampdoria on Sunday. The Italian giants slip to sixth in Serie A.



Sevilla 4-1 Levante
Sunday, January 23
Wellington didn’t feature for Levante as they lost 4-1 at Sevilla on Saturday. The defeat leaves Levante bottom of La Liga.

Player Profile - Cedric Evina

Oldham Athletic

Cedric Evina
Oldham Athletic 2-1 Brentford
Saturday, January 22
Cedric Evina was an unused substitute for Oldham as they beat Brentford 2-1 on Saturday. The win moves Paul Dickov’s side to eighth in League One.

Player Profile - Nacer Barazite

Vitesse Arnhem

Nacer Barazite
Willem II 1-0 Vitesse Arnhem
Saturday, January 22
Nacer Barazite was an unused substitute for Vitesse Arnhem as they lost 1-0 at Willem II on Saturday. Defeat against the Eredivisie’s bottom side leaves Vitesse 15th.

Player Profile - Vito Mannone

Hull City

Vito Mannone
Reading 1-1 Hull

Saturday, January 22
Vito Mannone didn’t feature for Hull as they drew 1-1 with Reading on Saturday. The young goalkeeper is currently sidelined by a thigh problem. The Tigers remain 12th in the Championship.


Player Profile - Gavin Hoyte

Lincoln City

Gavin Hoyte
Stockport 3-4 Lincoln City
Saturday, January 22
Gavin Hoyte didn’t feature for Lincoln as they beat Stockport 4-3 on Saturday. Despite the win, the Arsenal loanee’s side remain bottom of League Two.

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24 Jan 2011