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Selling Chuba Akpom is the right move for Arsenal

Selling Chuba Akpom is the right move for Arsenal

Arsenal’s summer transfer window has arguably been one of the best the club has had in the last few years. 

With the transfer window ticking down, Arsenal have completed most of their summer business and will now only be looking to sell off some players to help bolster their budget and remove some of the deadwood from the squad.

The Gunners are returning from their tour pre-season tour of Singapore which saw them beat PSG but lose to Atletico Madrid, and with there will likely be a flurry of players departing the squad as the club trims its squad for the season. According to Goal.com, Greek Super League, PAOK are to make a £2 million bid for Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom.

The Breakdown

The Arsenal academy player has been at the club since the age of six but according to the report, he is not a part of Emery’s plans for the upcoming season.

At 22-years-old, Akpom has spent loan spells with Brentford, Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Hull City and most recently, Belgian Second Division side, Sint-Truiden.

The youngster has struggled to translate some of his solid performances at youth level into senior football. Although Akpom managed 35 games for Hull City in the 2015/16 season, the young forward has never progressed since then.

Last year’s loan move to Saunt-Truiden saw him make 10 games, scoring five goals but with Eddie Nketiah, Lucas Perez, Danny Welbeck, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Alexandre Lcazette all ahead of him in the team, selling Akpom seems a wise move.

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