Loan Watch: Akpom and Toral score

Chuba Akpom

Every season a number of Arsenal players go out on loan to gain valuable first-team experience. This season nine Gunners are currently away from the club.

Isaac Hayden Hull CityIsaac Hayden, Chuba Akpom
Saturday, August 8
Hull City 2-0 Huddersfield Town
Chuba Akpom scored and Isaac Hayden completed 90 minutes as Hull City won 2-0 against Huddersfield. Sam Clucas gave the hosts the lead before Akpom sealed three points for Hull with a debut goal.

Jon Toral Birmingham CityJon Toral
Saturday, August 8
Birmingham City 2-1 Reading
Jon Toral scored the winner as Birmingham beat Reading 2-1. David Cotterill opened the scoring before Toral converted Clayton Donaldson’s pass. Nick Blackman pulled one back on the hour mark but Birmingham held out to secure all three points.

Carl Jenkinson West Ham UnitedCarl Jenkinson
Sunday, August 9
Arsenal 0-2 West Ham United
Carl Jenkinson did not feature in West Ham’s 2-0 win at Arsenal. Cheikhou Kouyate opened the scoring before Mauro Zarate secured the Hammers’ win on the hour mark.


Yaya Sanogo AjaxYaya Sanogo
Sunday, August 9
AZ 0-3 Ajax
Yaya Sanogo played the final 27 minutes of Ajax’s 3-0 win at AZ. Anwar El Ghazi scored twice before Nemanja Gudelj added a third to secure an opening-day win for Ajax.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles Ipswich TownAinsley Maitland-Niles
Saturday, August 8
Brentford 2-2 Ipswich Town
Ainsley Maitland-Niles played 82 minutes of Ipswich’s 2-2 draw at Brentford. Kevin Bru and Ryan Fraser gave Ipswich a two-goal lead but Andre Gray and James Tarkowski struck in injury time to salvage a point for Brentford.

Daniel Crowley BarnsleyDaniel Crowley
Saturday, August 8
Chesterfield 3-1 Barnsley
Daniel Crowley claimed an assist in Barnsley’s 3-1 defeat at Chesterfield. The teenager put Conor Wilkinson through to give Barnsley the lead but James O’Shea, Sylvain Ebanks-Blake and Sam Morsy scored to complete Chesterfield’s comeback.

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