Arsenal – The Loan Report

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As Arsenal prepare for a busy summer of transfers both in and out of the club, the players on loan will be desperate to impress their manager enough to warrant a place in the squad next season. With that in mind, here is a summary of how all the players are getting on with their loan clubs.

Andre Santos is currently on loan at Brazilian club Gremio having been sent there after a string of bad performances for the Gunners. The left-back has made two appearances so far and scored a goal on his first appearance at the club making a positive start to his loan period.

Johan Djourou has been at Hannover for a couple of months now and has settled well at the German club. He has formed a centre-back partnership with Mario Eggimann and the two work well as a defensive duo. He has played 11 games for Hannover so far and he has impressed them enough to get regular football and is considering a permanent move there this summer.

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Denilson joined Sao Paulo last summer on a year long loan and despite having a tempestuous start getting sent off twice in his first three games he has been a regular part of their first team. He scored his first goal in October, boasts five assists and has made 56 appearances for the Brazilian side. He is likely to return to Arsenal in the summer but has said that he wants to leave the club and will most likely be heading out of London.

Emmanuel Frimpong has joined Premier League side Fulham on loan until the end of the season and this is his second loan spell out of the club after he returned from injury. He played his first game on the February 9th and has made another appearance since but in both games the defensive midfielder looked in good form.

Marouane Chamakh has been loaned out to West Ham to help with their striker crisis. He has made three appearances so far but hasn’t played a full game and is yet to score. He made his debut against Sunderland in January, playing 35 minutes, but he hasn’t featured since and remains on the Hammers’ bench.

Ryo Miyaichi is currently at Wigan and has had a pretty rough loan spell after suffering a lot of injuries this season. He has however, just returned to full fitness and Wigan will consider him for their difficult run in. He has made seven league appearances so far this season one of which was a start. After being loaned out for the last three seasons he will be hoping to be included in Arsenal’s squad soon.

Chuks Aneke is probably one of the most successful Arsenal loanees this season. The youngster is at Crewe Alexandra until the end of the season and he has been in great form, making 30 appearances so far this season, 23 starts and seven as a substitute and has scored six goals. The 19-year old midfielder is due to return to The Emirates at the end of the season.

Joel Campbell is a much talked about player amongst Arsenal fans. The youngster doesn’t have a work permit to play for Arsenal yet so he has been out on loan since he arrived a few years back. He is playing with Real Betis at the moment and is a regular part of their team. He has made 21 league starts and four off the bench, scoring twice. He returns to Arsenal in the summer.

Ju Young-Park is playing for Celta Vigo and has had an impressive loan spell with the Spanish club even though they are suffering in La Liga. He has made regular appearances – 10 league starts and 12 as a sub and has scored four goals – becoming the first South Korean player to ever score in La Liga. Celta Vigo are looking to make the loan deal permanent and there is every chance Arsenal might part with the striker.

Nicklas Bendtner and Benik Afobe are both out injured and will return to Arsenal once the season finishes.

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