There were great hopes for the Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom when he came through the ranks scoring goals for fun, but once promoted to the first team he seemed to lose his mojo and goalscoring boots and was a great disappointment to Arsenal fans.
He was finally sent out on loan last year after a particularly spectacular drunk driving incident but he seemed to start scoring again in the Belgian First Division A and it now looks like he will be given a permanent deal after being omitted from Arsenal’s pre-season tour. CompleteSportsNigeria reported today….
Nigerian born England forward Chuba Akpom is close signing a permanent deal with Belgian club Sint-Truiden, switchfrom English Premier League outfit, Arsenal.
Akpom, 22, spent the second half of last season on loan with the modest side and scored six goals in 16 appearances.
He was not included in the Gunners’ 25-man squad for the tour of Singapore released on Friday, an indication that he might not be in the plans of new boss Unai Emery.
According to The Independent, the North London outfit are looking to receive in the region of £2m for the striker who has only made one start and 11 substitute outings for Arsenal senior team.
All Arsenal fans once had great hopes for Akpom, but now it looks like he is only worth £2million, and even that is pushing it a bit! Maybe he will suddenly come good and become a true striker again in the future but it looks like he another promising Arsenal youngster that just couldn’t make the grade…