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 fifteen 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 - Aaron Ramsey

Nottingham Forest

Aaron Ramsey
Scunthorpe p-p Nottingham Forest
Saturday, December 11

Saturday's game between Scunthorpe and Nottingham Forest was postponed because of freezing weather conditions. The fixture is the second consecutive postponement for Aaron Ramsey’s loan side who have dropped to seventh in the Championship. The Wales midfielder is on loan at Forest until January 3.


Player Profile - Henri Lansbury

Norwich City

Henri Lansbury
Norwich City 0-2 Portsmouth
Saturday, December 11
Henri Lansbury played 83 minutes for Norwich as they suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Portsmouth on Saturday. Norwich enjoyed the better of the first half and Lansbury forced goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown to make a decent stop from a stinging drive after 33 minutes. The away side went ahead on 73 minutes through Dave Kitson before Lansbury fired just over as the Canaries searched for an equaliser. The Arsenal midfielder was then replaced seven minutes from time before Portsmouth wrapped up the win in injury time. Norwich have dropped to sixth in the Championship with 33 points from 21 games.

Player Profile - Vito Mannone

Hull City

Vito Mannone
Crystal Palace 0-0 Hull City
Saturday, December 11
Vito Mannone played the full 90 minutes and kept a clean sheet for Hull as they drew 0-0 with Crystal Palace on Saturday. The shut-out was the Italian’s third since moving to the Championship side and the point leaves Hull in 19th place.

Player Profile - Kyle Bartley

Sheffield United

Kyle Bartley
1-0 Sheffield United
Saturday, December 11
Kyle Bartley played the full 90 minutes for Sheffield United as they lost 1-0 against Yorkshire rivals Barnsley on Saturday. Hugo Colace's first-half strike was enough to inflict defeat on the Arsenal loanee’s side who drop to 20th in the Championship.

Player Profile - Thomas Cruise

Carlisle United

Thomas Cruise
Carlisle United 0-2 Dagenham and Redbridge
Saturday, December 11
Thomas Cruise played the entire match for Carlisle as they suffered a surprising 2-0 defeat at home to Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday. Two goals in the last ten minutes from Medy Elito and Danny Green gave the League Two strugglers all three points as Carlisle slip to 11th.

Player Profile - Benik Afobe

Huddersfield Town

Benik Afobe
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Brighton
Saturday, December 11
Benik Afobe came on as a 58th-minute substitute to help Huddersfield beat League One leaders Brighton on Saturday. The score was 1-1 when the young striker was introduced and that’s the way it stayed until six minutes from the end when Jamie McCombe turned the ball home. Huddersfield move up to third and are now just four points behind Brighton.

Player Profile - Pedro Botelho

FC Cartagena

Pedro Botelho
1-2 Cartagena
Sunday, December 12
Pedro Botelho played the full 90 minutes for Cartagena as they beat Ponferradina 2-1 on Saturday. Victor put Botelho’s side ahead on the stroke of half time only for De Paula to equalise after 80 minutes. However, Munoz won the game four minutes later to move Cartagena to fourth in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Player Profile - Cedric Evina

Oldham Athletic

Cedric Evina
Oldham p-p Swindon
Saturday, December 11
Saturday's fixture between Oldham and Swindon was postponed due to a frozen pitch at Boundary Park. Paul Dickov’s side drop a place to seventh in League One.


Player Profile - Gavin Hoyte

Lincoln City

Gavin Hoyte
Lincoln City p-p Oxford
Saturday, December 11
Saturday's game between Lincoln City and Oxford was postponed because of snow and public safety concerns. The Imps drop to 22nd in League Two with only goal difference keeping Steve Tilson’s side out of the relegation zone.

Player Profile - Armand Traore


Armand Traore
Juventus 2-1 Lazio
Sunday, December 12
Armand Traore was an unused substitute for Juventus as they beat Lazio 2-1 on Sunday. Milos Krasic scored the winner deep into stoppage time as Juventus move to second in Serie A.

Player Profile - Francis Coquelin


Francis Coquelin
Lorient 3-0 Lens
Saturday, December 11
Francis Coquelin didn’t feature for Lorient as they beat Lens 3-0 on Saturday. Second-half goals from Morgan Amalfitano, Lynel Kitambala and Arnold Mvuemba move Lorient to tenth in Lique 1.

Player Profile - Samuel Galindo

UD Salamanca

Samuel Galindo
Salamanca 0-1 Rayo Vallecano
Sunday, December 12
Samuel Galindo didn’t feature for Salamanca as they lost 1-0 against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday. Marcos Marquez scored the only goal of the game after 17 minutes to leave the Arsenal loanee’s side eighth in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Player Profile - Nacer Barazite

Vitesse Arnhem

Nacer Barazite
Vitesse Arnhem 0-1 Ajax
Sunday, December 12
Nacer Barazite didn’t feature for Vitesse Arnhem as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Ajax on Sunday and drop to 15th in the Dutch Eredivise.

Player Profile - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
Burnley 3-2 Leeds United
Saturday, December 11
Sanchez Watt didn’t feature for Leeds as they came from behind to beat Burnley 3-2 on Saturday. Simon Grayson’s side were two goals down at the break before goals from Max Gradel, Luciano Becchio and Jonny Howson ensured victory. Leeds move to fourth in the Championship.

Player Profile - Mark Randall

Rotherham United

Mark Randall
Rotherham 1-0 Aldershot
Saturday, December 11
Mark Randall didn’t feature for Rotherham as they beat Aldershot 1-0 on Saturday. Adam Le Fondre scored the only goal of the game five minutes before the break as Ronnie Moore’s side move to fourth in League Two. The midfielder is currently enduring a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone during his debut for the Millers on October 30.

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13 Dec 2010