Clearing the deadwood: It’s time for Arsenal to sell Chuba Akpom

Clearing the deadwood: It’s time for Arsenal to sell Chuba Akpom

Unai Emery has worked well with Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi to bring in five quality player to the squad this summer and it’s left Arsenal fans feelingly quietly optimistic about the season ahead.  

Arsenal have seemingly found a midfielder that the club have been crying out for, a goalkeeper for Cech to contend with and two new defenders. The club may still be in the market to bring in some players up front but as has been widely reported, the club will need to sell some of their players first if they want to bring anyone in.

According to the Independent, Arsenal are close to agreeing a £2 million which would see Chuba Akpom leave to join Belgian side Sint-Truiden.

The Arsenal youth academy product looks set to leave the club and return to the side where he spent the second half of last season on loan with. Although he scored six goals in 16 for the Belgian side, the striker didn’t do enough to convince the Arsenal hierarchy that he has a future at the club.

With all young players, it’s about having luck and also seizing your opportunity, and in fairness, Akpom has never really been able to do either. The striker was incredibly close to breaking into the first team three years ago but was unfortunately sent out on loan and from there on in, his Arsenal future has been pretty much finished.

Moreover, with only one year left on his current deal, it might be the ideal time to get rid of the young striker.

Arsenal fans – thoughts?

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