Tierney unveiled, deal cut short, Patino assist and injury blow confirmed - Arsenal loan latest


The past week has brought about some rather disappointing news for Arsenal's loan army with a huge injury blow confirmed and several not playing a single minute.

And football.london's round-up begins with Mika Biereth. Unfortunately after making a bright start at Motherwell - recording a goal and assist as a substitute on his debut - he is set to miss the next three months of action as a result of sustaining a knee injury in the Viaplay Cup match against St Mirren last weekend.

"Mika Biereth is set to spend up to three months on the sidelines," a statement via the Scottish Premiership outfit's official website reads. "Scans have revealed a serious knee injury and means the striker will miss 12 weeks of the season. Our loan agreement with Arsenal has not changed as a result of this injury."

The striker along with Marquinhos (Nantes), Runar Alex Runarsson (Cardiff City) and Catalin Cirjan (Rapid Bucharest) didn't feature for their respective clubs over the weekend with the latter missing out on an eight-goal thriller against FC U Craiova 1948.

Although one day removed from sealing a short-term move to Derby County, Tyreece John-Jules made his first competitive appearance since October 2022 - whilst on loan with Ipswich Town - coming off the bench in the 81st minute of a 4-2 win over Peterborough United.

Meanwhile, Brooke Norton-Cuffy made his Millwall bow in their 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday afternoon. The youngster played 68 minutes at the Den as a right-wing back, earning a 6.7 rating from SofaScore after failing to deliver a successful cross and losing possession 15 times.

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Further down the English Football League pyramid, Mauro Bandeira was an 86th-minute substitute as Colchester United recorded their first win of the season with an impressive showing away at Gillingham, whilst Billy Vigar couldn't rescue a point for Eastbourne Borough at home to Truro City after being introduced with 20 minutes remaining.

With National League South side Slough Town electing to bring in goalkeeper Rohan Luthra on loan from Cardiff City, it means Hubert Graczyk has returned to Arsenal much earlier than expected with his deal cut short after four appearances as he is no longer listed on the club's website.

Charlie Patino, however, is very much part of Swansea City's plans. The midfielder made his second start for the Championship club at the weekend and claimed his second assist by racing down the left to tee up Harrison Ashby to break the deadlock away at Preston North End but the hosts came from behind to win.

This Friday is transfer deadline day which means there's still time for Arsenal's loan army to increase and Kieran Tierney became the latest member on Sunday night as he was unveiled by Real Sociedad and football.london understands the Spanish side are covering 100 percent of the left-back's wages which are reported to be north of £100,000 per week.

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