Loan Watch: Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eddie Nketiah shine but Mohamed Elneny sees red

In our Arsenal Loan Watch feature, the Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a selection of players from the club are doing whilst they are away from their home and provide a brief update regarding their progress.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored on his Roma debut as he got his Serie A career off to the perfect start.

The Armenian notched in Roma’s 4-2 victory over Sassuolo at the Stadio Olimpico to continue his good form, following his double on international duty against Bosnia and Herzegovina on the previous weekend.

30-year-old Mkhitaryan was involved in three of the Gunners’ four opening games, but has told of his unhappiness during his time in English football.

And it seems he has put that misery behind him for now by hitting the ground running for his new club.

Eddie Nketiah

Leeds United got back to winning ways in the Championship, and they had the continuing good form of Eddie Nketiah to thank, after the on-loan Arsenal striker netted late on as the Whites beat Barnsley 2-0.

The 20-year-old struck six minutes from time to edge his side in front before a late penalty ensured the points for Leeds, who returned to the top of the table.

His goal was his fourth in six showings for his temporary club, as he capped his latest substitute appearance with another crucial strike for the Championship leaders.

Mohamed Elneny

Meanwhile, Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny was sent off during Besiktas’ 3-2 defeat in the Turkish Super Lig to Gazisehir.

Elneny kicked out at an opponent, who was sent off alongside the out-of-favour Gunner as his fresh start away from the Emirates Stadium literally got off on the wrong foot.

Following the defeat, Besiktas have been left in 13th place in the league table as a suspension awaits the 27-year-old.

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Loan Watch: Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eddie Nketiah shine but Mohamed Elneny sees red
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