Loan watch: Balogun adds another goal to his tally

Folarin Balogun celebrates scoring for Reims

Folarin Balogun was on the scoresheet once again and several of our on-loan Gunners earned debuts in another action-packed weekend of football. 

The 21-year-old forward bagged a goal for Reims in their 4-0 win over Troyes, bringing his league tally up to 15. Balogun remains Ligue 1's top scorer, ahead of Lille's Jonathan David and former Gunner, Alex Lacazette. 

Elsewhere in Europe, Pablo Mari featured for the full 90 minutes as Monza won 1-0 against Bologna. Sitting in 10th place in Serie A, Monza are level on points with Juventus in ninth.

Arthur Okonkwo impressed in his Austrian Bundesliga debut and kept a clean sheet in Sturm Graz's 1-0 win against Rapid Vienna. 

Back in the Premier League, Cedric Soares made his debut for Fulham in their 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. The Portuguese full-back came on in the closing minutes to make his first appearance for the west London side since joining on loan on deadline day. 

Ainsley Maitland-Niles played the whole game as a centre-back for Southampton as the Saints lost against 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers. Albert Sambi Lokonga, meanwhile, was a second-half substitute in Crystal Palace's 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion.

Academy midfielder Tim Akinola played the full game and was voted Player of the Match by Chesterfield supporters after his display against National League leaders Notts County at the weekend. 

Blackpool had their second successive draw in the Championship, with Charlie Patino making an appearance against Rotherham United. Our midfielder came off the subs bench in the 23rd minute after Tom Trybull was forced to retire due to injury. 

After his dramatic 97th-minute winner over Swansea City last weekend, Auston Trusty played the full match at left-back for Birmingham City. The Blues recorded a 2-0 win over West Brom, thanks to goals from Hannibal Mejbri and ex-Gunner Krystian Bielik.

Elsewhere in the division, Brooke Norton-Cuffy was a second-half substitute for Coventry City as the Sky Blues drew 1-1 with high-flyers Luton Town. 

Nathan Butler-Oyedeji played the last 20 minutes as Accrington Stanley were held to a goalless draw with Cheltenham Town and in League Two, Taylor Foran earned his senior debut as a 60th-minute substitute for Hartlepool United in their 2-2 draw with Sutton United. 

Over in the Scottish FA Cup, Alex Kirk played a full 90 minutes plus extra time for Ayr United as the Scottish Championship side beat Elgin City 4-1. In the same competition, Ryan Alebiosu came on as a second-half substitute for Kilmarnock in their 1-0 victory over Dundee United. 

Goalkeeper Ovie Ejeheri featured for SJK in their 2-1 loss to Haka in the Finnish Liigacup. Ejeheri's side took the lead on the hour mark but the hosts made a rapid comeback to make it 2-1 only ten minutes later. 

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