When you consider that Arsenal have recently let the young striker Benik Afobe leave the club on a permanent basis, even though he was scoring goals for fun this season, it shows you how much Arsene Wenger and his coaching staff must think of Chuba Akpom.
But despite the 19-year old’s undoubted talent, which has caused our Chile international star Alexis Sanchez to compare him to Thierry Henry and dub the young striker ‘Titi’, it is unlikely that there will be many chances for him to prove it on the pitch for the first team this season.
As Akpom has recently signed a new contract with the Gunners, Wenger is more than happy to let the youngster spend the rest of the season on loan to gain some valuable experience. He is not short of offers either, according to a report in The Telegraph. There are no less than seven clubs keen on taking our young Gunner, with the two Championship clubs Nottingham Forest and Norwich City leading the chase.
Akpom was expected to feature in an England under 20 game against Mexico last night and we should soon learn which club he is set to join, with Forest rumoured to be favourites after losing their top striker Assombalonga and therefore more likely to give Akpom plenty of game time.