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Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom departs club – Gunners fans will be happy

Arsenal forward Chuba Akpom departs club – Gunners fans will be happy

After a summer of incomings, Arsenal will be looking to sell of some of their less important squad players in the last week of the window. 

The likes of Lucas Perez, Carl Jenkinson and Danny Welbeck are all up for sale and Arsenal will be looking to finalise deals for the three.

While most of the squad players that will leave the club won’t bring in much money, Unai Emery is looking to cut the squad down in order to give some of the younger players a chance.

One other name that has left the club, is Arsenal academy product Chuba Akpom, who has joined Greek Super League side PAOK on a permanent deal.

The Breakdown

The 22-year-old has never really had a chance to break into the first-team since he made the step up from the academy.

The striker has been sent out on loan six times during his career at Arsenal, most recently spending last season with Belgian side Sint-Truden. The young striker scored six times in 16 games in Belgium. It was thought that Sint-Truden were leading the way to sign the forward but lost out to PAOK who have paid £2 million for Akpom.

At one time, Akpom was highly regarded by Arsenal but after a loan spell at Hull City – where he played 35 times – the young striker lost his chance to break into the team.

Since then, the forward has fallen behind fellow academy graduate Eddie Nketiah and a permanent deal seems a wise move for all.

What do you think Arsenal fans? 

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