A round-up of how Arsenal’s loan stars got on for their current clubs this weekend.
Arsenal’s first team slipped to a 3-2 defeat way to Stoke City on Saturday, with two second-half goals proving mere consolation rather than a catalyst for an historic comeback. But here we take a look at how some of the Gunners' younger players did as they bid for a place in Arsene Wenger’s team of the future.
Benik Afobe – MK Dons
Arsenal forward Benik Afobe has been in brilliant form since joining MK Dons in the summer, but he could not add to his 18 goals when his side came up against Chesterfield in the second round of the FA Cup.
A 1-0 win for the visitors means the Dons will now focus solely on their league campaign.
Austin Lipman – Boreham Wood
Austin Lipman played just five minutes of Boreham Wood’s 3-0 win against Hayes and Yeading United at the weekend.
The 19-year-old centre forward previously scored three goals in three UEFA Youth League matches but he has a long way to go if he wants to break into Arsenal’s first-team down the line.
Wellington Silva – Almeria
Wellington Silva came on as a second-half substitute for Spanish side Almeria on Friday with his side 3-0 up.
By the end of the match Silva’s club was holding on for a 4-3 victory following three goals in the last 10 minutes from Real Betis.
Jon Toral – Brentford
19-year-old Spanish midfielder Jon Toral is currently on loan at Championship side Brentford where he has scored two goals and provided two assists to date.
The Arsenal teenager played 52 minutes of the weekend encounter with Huddersfield but could not help his side avoid a 2-1 defeat.
Carl Jenkinson –West Ham United
Carl Jenkinson played his part in West Ham United’s 3-1 win against Swansea City on Sunday.
The right-back could have been used at the Emirates Stadium in recent times given the injuries that have curtailed Arsenal’s progress, but it is the Hammers who are benefiting from Jenkinson’s presence and he played 79 minutes at Upton Park before being substituted.