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How Have Arsenal’s Loanees Fared Since The Start Of The Season?

Arsenal have a number of players out on loan this season and suffice to say that their experiences away from the Emirates have been mixed.

While some have made breakthroughs into the starting eleven at their respective clubs, others have had to wait for their chance. Here is a summary of how they have fared at the start of the season.

Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim)

The 18-year-old signed a new contract before joining Hoffenheim on a season-long loan. He made an immediate impact by scoring on his debut in the 2-1 defeat to Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Since then, he has mostly been used as a sub. On his first start, he was substituted at half-time during the 3-1 win over Hannover. However, he scored his second goal for the club last weekend in the 2-1 loss to Frankfurt. With his form looking solid Nelson might be a good bet to figure for Unai Emery very soon and you can bet on whether the player will be recalled early to Arsenal if you visit bettingsites.ng to place your bet.

David Ospina (Napoli)

The Colombian’s loan spell in Italy didn’t get off to the best of starts. He conceded two goals on his debut against AC Milan in a 3-2 win. Since then, though, he has become a regular in Napoli’s team.

He kept a clean sheet in the Serie A side’s 1-0 win over Liverpool last week and kept another in the 2-0 victory over Sassuolo on Sunday.

Calum Chambers (Fulham)

The centre-back started the first two Premier League games of the season for Fulham but has been used sparingly by manager Slavisa Jokanovic since then.

He was ineligible to play in the 5-1 home defeat to the Gunners but after the Cottagers’ very poor defensive display, he could be back in contention to start against Cardiff City following the international break.

Kelechi Nwakali (Porto B)

The Nigerian international has found himself playing in the Portuguese second tier this season. The 20-year-old started three of Porto B’s opening four games but has not featured in the matchday squads for the last two league encounters.

Nwakali did, however, make his senior international debut last month in a 2-1 win over Liberia.

Krystian Bielik (Charlton Athletic)

The Polish defender started the first four games of his loan spell with the Addicks, but he hasn’t featured since the 2-1 win over Southend United, where he scored the winning goal.

Takuma Asano (Hannover 96)

The Japanese forward has started four of the first seven Bundesliga games but hasn’t found the back of the net. The highlight of his season so far came against Karlsruhe in the first round of the German Cup where he scored one and provided an assist for another in a 6-0 win.

Matt Macey (Plymouth Argyle)

The 24-year-old has been a regular for the League One outfit, but it’s been a tough start to the season. Argyle are second from bottom after 12 games played. During that time, Macey has conceded 20 goals and kept just two clean sheets.

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