The young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has signed on for a one month loan deal at Brentford. The League One club are flying high at the top of the league table, just like the Gunners, and are looking for a little bit of extra firepower to keep up the challenge, just like Arsenal.
The similarities in the two clubs’ current positions, despite the difference in class between the leagues, may not be lost on the 18-year old. His good form for the reserves, both this season and last, has earned him the chance to impress at competitive level. If he takes it, Akpom could even find himself in the Arsenal first team a few times when he returns.
Akpom is very well thought of at the club and has already made two appearances for the full team this season, along with scoring four goals in seven games at underage level. The fact that he is a versatile player who can operate on the left and right as well as through the middle will also help his chances of getting in the first team, but first of all he needs to go and impress at Brentford. Good luck and go get ’em young Gunner!