Every season a number of Arsenal players go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience. The 2011/12 campaign is no different and five young Gunners are currently away from the Club.
Arsenal.com track their progress throughout the season. Our Arsenal's Loanees page offers an overview of all the players and below is the latest instalment of our Loan Watch feature with reports from their latest matches.
Macclesfield 0-1 Dag & Red
Saturday, August 6
James Shea made his Dagenham and Redbridge debut as a late substitute in a 1-0 win over Macclesfield on Saturday. The young goalkeeper started on the bench but was introduced after 80 minutes when Chris Lewington was sent off for deliberate handball. Dagenham were already ahead through Medy Elito’s 60th-minute strike and saw out the final ten minutes to start their League Two season with victory.