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Chuba Akpom | Forward

Team: Arsenal
Age / DOB:  (19) / 10/9/1995
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 175

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England U-20 forward Chuba Akpom is set for a loan move to Nottingham Forrest for the balance of the season.
With multiple teams in the Championship chasing Akpom for the run-in, Arsene Wenger has decided that Forrest are the best place for Akpom to continue his development. The logic may be that Forrest, under FFP sanctions, likely have more playing time available than some of the other clubs that were interested in Akpom's services. Regardless of the reasons, one thing is clear and that is that Akpom wasn't likely to get much playing time with the Arsenal first team now that the collective health of the group has improved. Regular playing time for Nottingham Forrest should be a great way for the player to grow as he starts in on the new four-and-a-half year deal he signed with Arsenal in January. Mar 25 - 11:41 AM

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The future of England youth international forward Chuba Akpom appears to be settled after there was some question as to whether he would be a free agent at the end of this season.

Arsene Wenger announced that both Akpom and Francis Coquelin have signed new deals at Arsenal. Both players have shown significant progress in recent weeks and were in the last years of their current contracts. The dual signings in addition to the January acquisition of Gabriel Paulista have sured up the Arsenal squad going into the summer allowing the club to keep any expenditures to a minimum. With Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo all out on loan it isn't unreasonable to expect Akpom to continue to get some minutes as a reserve and in cup ties. A loan to gain top flight experience next season seems like it would be in order.
Feb 6 - 4:06 PM