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 eight 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 - Armand Traore


Armand Traore
Juventus 1-1 Roma
Saturday, November 13
Armand Traore made his debut for loan club Juventus when he came on as a half-time substitute during a 1-1 draw with Roma on Saturday night. The left back replaced Fabio Grosso and produced a solid display on a heated night in Turin. Vincenzo Iaquinta opened the scoring with a stunning half-volley after 35 minutes before Roma levelled thanks to Francesco Totti’s hotly-disputed penalty deep into first-half injury time. Traore is on loan at the Italian side for the remainder of the season. Juventus remain fourth in Serie A and six points behind league leaders AC Milan.

Player Profile - Vito Mannone

Hull City

Vito Mannone
Preston 0-2 Hull City
Saturday, November 13
Vito Mannone made his debut for loan side Hull City as they climbed out of the relegation zone with an impressive victory over fellow strugglers Preston on Saturday. The goalkeeper was called into action early when he was forced to push away a powerful Iain Hume drive in the opening ten minutes. Hull then took the lead 20 minutes in when Richard Garcia headed home from Robert Koren's cross. Seven minutes after the break Hume's low drive looked destined for the bottom corner but the slightest of touches from Mannone was enough to keep it out with the ball hitting the inside of a post before rolling agonisingly along the line. Nick Barmby doubled Hull’s lead and sealed the points with a neat finish 20 minutes from time. The Tigers move up a place to 19th in the Championship.

Player Profile - Benik Afobe

Huddersfield Town

Benik Afobe
Oldham 1-0 Huddersfield Town, November 13
Rotherham United 2-5 Huddersfield Town, November 9
Benik Afobe scored his first goals for loan side Huddersfield Town when he bagged a brace in a 5-2 win over Rotherham United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday. The 17-year-old scored his first after 28 minutes when he pulled away and found space to calmly head home from eight yards. Then 18 minutes from time Afobe got his second when he raced onto a through ball before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting into the empty net. On Saturday, he again played the full 90 minutes but couldn’t help Huddersfield suffering a 1-0 defeat against Oldham Athletic in League One. Oumare Tounkara scored the only goal of the game after 24 minutes and the loss leaves Lee Clark’s side fifth in the table.


Player Profile - Gavin Hoyte

Lincoln City

Gavin Hoyte
1-2 Lincoln City
Saturday, November 13
Gavin Hoyte played the full 90 minutes and set up the winner as Lincoln City recorded a vital 2-1 win away at Morecambe on Saturday. The struggling League Two side went behind after six minutes when Phil Jevons poked home from close range and that’s the way it stayed until half time. Seven minutes into the second period Moses Swaibu drew the sides level before Hoyte crossed for Ashley Grimes to head the winner from 12 yards just five minutes later. Victory moves Lincoln out of the relegation zone and up to 21st in League Two.

Player Profile - Thomas Cruise

Carlisle United

Thomas Cruise
Carlisle United 3-2 Southampton, November 13
Carlisle United 3-1 Crewe, November 9
Thomas Cruise played the full 90 minutes of Carlisle’s 3-1 win against Crewe in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday. Clayton Donaldson put into his own net after just 14 minutes to give Carlisle the lead and Peter Murphy’s header doubled their advantage on 72 minutes. Crewe pulled one back four minutes later but a second Murphy header wrapped up the win and booked a place in Semi-Final. The defender was an unused substitute in a 3-2 victory over Southampton on Saturday. Carlisle were 2-0 up at half time thanks to Ben Marshall and Dan Harding’s own goal but were pegged back when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain headed in four minutes into the second half. James Chester restored the two-goal cushion before Dean Hammond's consolation. The win moves Carlisle up to fourth in League One.

Player Profile - Pedro Botelho

FC Cartagena

Pedro Botelho
Recreativo Huelva 3-0
Sunday, November 14
Pedro Botelho played the full 90 minutes for Cartagena as they lost 3-0 away to lowly Recreativo Huelva on Sunday. Carlos Acuna put Cartagena behind on 61 minutes before Andreas Lamas doubled the lead 17 minutes from time. As Botelho’s side searched for the equaliser Dani scored a third on the break with defeat leaving Cartagena 13th in the Spanish Segunda Division.

Player Profile - Kyle Bartley

Sheffield United

Kyle Bartley
Milwall 0-1 Sheffield United
Saturday, November 13
Kyle Bartley played the full 90 minutes for Sheffield United as they beat Milwall 1-0 on Saturday. Andy Reid scored the only goal of the game after 29 minutes when he fired in off the underside of the bar. The Arsenal loanee also played the whole match in a 2-2 draw with Ipswich Town on Tuesday. Mark Yeates put the Blades 2-1 in front before the same man gave away a penalty in injury time and Steve Howard netted from the spot. Gary Speed’s side are now two points above the Championship relegation zone after 16 games of the season.

Player Profile - Cedric Evina

Oldham Athletic

Cedric Evina
Oldham 1-0 Huddersfield Town
Saturday, November 13
Cedric Evina played 85 minutes before being substituted in Oldham’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday. Oumare Tounkara's first-half strike gave Paul Dickov’s side three points which leave them 11th in League One but just two points outside the play-off places.

Player Profile - Samuel Galindo

UD Salamanca

Samuel Galindo
Ponferradina 3-2
Sunday, November 14
Samuel Galindo came on as a 62nd-minute substitute for Salamanca as they lost 3-2 against Ponferradina on Sunday. Galindo came on with his side 3-0 down and played a key role in getting Salamanca back into the game though they drop to sixth in the Spanish Segunda Division and are now nine points behind league leaders Real Betis.

Player Profile - Francis Coquelin


Francis Coquelin
Lorient 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain
Sunday, November 14
Francis Coquelin came on as a 68th-minute substitute for Lorient as they drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday. Lynel Kitambala put the Arsenal loanee’s side ahead on 32 minutes and that’s the way it stayed until deep into second-half injury time. Nene rescued a draw for PSG and the point means Lorient stay 11th in Ligue 1 though incredibly only four points behind league leaders Brest.

Player Profile - Nacer Barazite

Vitesse Arnhem

Nacer Barazite
VVV Venlo 1-5
Vitesse Arnhem
Sunday, November 14
Nacer Barazite was an unused substitute for Vitesse Arnhem as they thumped fellow strugglers VVV Venlo 5-1 on Sunday. A brace from Marcus Pedersen and goals from Wiljan Pluim, Julian Jenner and Ismail Aissati move Vitesse out of the relegation zone and up to 14th in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Player Profile - Luke Freeman

Yeovil Town

Luke Freeman
Yeovil 1-3 Dagenham and Redbridge
Saturday, November 13
Luke Freeman was an unused substitute for Yeovil as they lost 3-1 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday. Will Antwi headed home after 18 minutes to put the Glovers behind before Sam Williams levelled in first-half injury time. Late goals from Abu Ogogo and Medy Elito gave the Daggers victory as Yeovil drop to 23rd in League One.

Player Profile - Mark Randall

Rotherham United

Mark Randall
Rotherham United 2-1 Oxford United
Saturday, November 13
Mark Randall did not feature for Rotherham United as they beat Oxford United 2-1 on Saturday. The midfielder is currently enduring a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone during his debut for the League Two side on October 30. Adam Le Fondre scored twice to leave Ronnie Moore’s side sixth in League Two. On Tuesday Rotherham were beaten 5-2 by Huddersfield in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Player Profile - Sanchez Watt

Leeds United

Sanchez Watt
Leeds United 3-1 Bristol City
Saturday, November 13
Sanchez Watt didn’t feature for Leeds as they beat Bristol City 3-1 on Saturday. Substitute Luciano Becchio scored a second-half hat-trick to move Simon Grayson’s side up to fifth in the Championship.

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15 Nov 2010