After all the chaos that comes with transfer deadline day focus can finally swing back to those Arsenal players who will be spending the 2020/21 season away from the club.
Three more players were added to the list before the deadline was hit. As we already knew, Konstantinos Mavropanos [Stuttgart], Zech Medley [Gillingham], Trae Coyle [Gillingham], Zak Swanson [MVV Maastricht], Matt Smith [Swindon Town], Jordi Osei-Tutu [Cardiff City], Ben Sheaf [Coventry] and Tyreece John-Jules [Doncaster Rovers] were the players already out on loan.
Joining them are Dan Ballard [Blackpool], Lucas Torreira [Atletico Madrid] and Matteo Guendouzi [Hertha Berlin].
football.london round up how Arsenal’s loanees fared this weekend.
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With his third consecutive start for Gillingham, Zech Medley played a key role for Steve Evans side as they rescued a point late on in a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury Town this weekend.
Going 1-0 up after 12 minutes, Shrewsbury grew in confidence and were very much in control for much of the game. Playing as the left-sided centre-back, this meant Medley became even more busy than expected with 41% of the host’s attacks coming down their right wing.
He rose to the rest, however, and intervened with a game-high seven clearances to keep The Gills in the game. After such a strong defensive performance, the 20-year-old popped up in the box in the 93rd minute where his shot rebounded to Jordan Graham, who was on hand to equalise in the dying moments of the game.
It wasn’t a easy game by any stretch for Medley, but it will be games such as these where he will gain valuable experience in battling for points over the course of a league season. And of course it helps that he played a vital part in securing that point.
As for Trae Coyle, he started on the bench…