With a few weeks until the transfer window, there is still time for Arsenal to add and indeed, loan players from the squad.
Last season, ‘Loan Watch’ covered the exploits of Arsenal’s loanees as they tried to develop and hopefully become full first-team players at Arsenal. Out of the lot, Jon Toral was arguably the best.
Toral spent the season on loan at Birmingham City and played very impressively, culminating in him gaining the club’s ‘Goal of the Season award’, to add to both the Players’ and Supporters’ ‘Player of the Season’ awards.
The Spaniard has again been sent on loan, although this time to his native Spain, where he will play for Grenada. Staying in Spain, Arsenal’s under-21 captain from last season, Julio Pleguezuelo will play next season at his native Mallorca in the Segunda division.
Moreover, after a strong season in Serie A, Wojciech Szczesny has returned to Roma on a season long loan.
So let’s have a look at how Arsenal’s loanees got on.