Arsenal Confirm Attacker Move

By on August 3, 2012

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal confirm Benik Afobe has joined Bolton.

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Arsenal have confirmed on their official website that young attacker Benik Afobe has joined Bolton Wanderers on a season-long loan.

Afobe is regarded as one of the Gunners most exciting youngsters coming through the ranks and has been sent out on loan to gain valuable first team experience.

The 19-year-old had a brief spell with Reading last season as the Royals sealed promotion to the Premier League and he will now return to the Championship with Bolton, who were relegated from the top flight last year.

The attacker, who is comfortable playing as a striker as well as attacking midfielder, was part of an Arsenal squad that went on a pre-season tour of Asia and enjoyed some impressive performances in all three friendly games.

He was also part of the England under-19’s squad for this summers European championships, where he scored two goals as England reached the semi-finals.

Afobe now follows Jack Wilshere and Ryo Miyaichi in heading to the Reebok Stadium on loan, with the Arsenal duo both enjoying excellent spells with Wanderers in recent seasons that no doubt helped with their development.

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Benik is an excellent talent but isn’t quite ready to push the likes of Podolski, Giroud, Gervinho, Walcott and Van Persie (for now) for a place in Arsene Wengers side, so hopefully he can enjoy a successful spell on loan and develop as a player, then come back next summer ready to push for a first team place.

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13 Comments

  1. gunners357

    August 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    GOOD LUCK MATE!!!!

  2. deduke

    August 4, 2012 at 12:08 am

    gud luck man,i pray it turns out well for you as it did Jark & Ryo.

  3. Juma

    August 4, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Gud luck jack

  4. Joshua

    August 4, 2012 at 5:36 am

    U’ll make it man just as jack and ryio did. Always praying for u young superstar.

  5. Toyex

    August 4, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Gudluck guy

  6. felix santos

    August 4, 2012 at 8:51 am

    you also will make it just like jack and ryo did,good luck man,do your best,God be with you.

  7. Kembase

    August 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

    So long brother

  8. Ghani Olahitan Ibrahim

    August 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Fantastic young talented player, gudluck gay,wish u dbest at Bolton

  9. Bestuff

    August 4, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    D God o4 gunners dat saw jack & ryo will always b with u………gudluck…man

  10. Ghani Olahitan Ibrahim

    August 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Fantastic young talented player, gudluck guy,wish u dbest at Bolton

  11. Adinan Jamal

    August 4, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Yes! My man is finally going to shine. Good luck! boy u will make it.

  12. elijah

    August 4, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Good talent. You will make it guy,as jack & ryo made it. Gud luck!

  13. Ireayo

    August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Wishing you a gud season ahead

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