Arsenal may have bought Danny Welbeck without Arsene Wenger’s permission, and we may have the crocks Olivier Giroud and Sanogo also fully fit next season, but I think that NONE of the above will be leading the line for the Gunners next season.
We already have a fully-matured hitman in the form of Benik Afobe, who has been a revelation since moving to MK Dons on loan this season. The 21 year-old scored his SIXTH goal in the League Cup last night, including two when the Dons knocked out the mighty Man United earlier on in the competition.
Sheffield United may have come from behind to end the Dons run in the competition, but Afobe now has TWELVE goals in all competitions and is hoping that Arsene Wenger is now going to sit up and take notice. Afobe said in the Express yesterday: “I’ve got good pace and I like to link-up with the midfielders and wingers,”
“I’m just really looking forward to getting going now. I just want to play games and help this team out as much as I can.”
The Arsenal Academy star had his development arrested by a couple of years on the treatment table, but he told Arsenal.com during pre-season that his aim was stay fully fit and prove his worth out on loan again. “I’ve gone out on loan and I’ve had experience of playing first-team football,” he said. “Playing on Saturday and Tuesdays is the best feeling ever.
“I want to play week-in, week-out and have a first full season without injuries – that’s the plan. I’ve had a couple of injuries and I’ve missed two seasons of football. I’m only 21, and in footballing terms I’m still 19.
“I want to go out on loan and play 40 injury-free games and improve as a player because, at the age of 21, you’re always getting better.”
“I just to play want a full season.”
Well with 12 goals before the end of October he has already proved that he can find the back of the net, and if can carry on being this consistent for the rest of the season, then surely Arsene Wenger must give him some chances at Arsenal next season?