Championship side Bolton Wanderers have managed to sign Arsenal youngstar Benik Afobe on loan for the coming season beating off competition from Birmingham City.
The England junior player, who has been prolific for his country at all levels he has played in, missed the majority of last season due to a groin injury that he picked up in August last year. The striker returned to action after six months and secured a loan move to Reading and helped them to win promotion to the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger is keen on sending the 19 year old on loan to the Championship to gain more first team experience. Brum manager Lee Clark who is a strong admirer of the strong striker having known him from his Huddersfield days, wanted him on loan for the next season as he rebuilds his side to push for Premier League promotion next season.
Afobe recently told Sky Sports: ‘If the gaffer wants me to go out on loan for six months, or even the whole season, then I would relish that opportunity because playing for Reading last year was very beneficial for me.
‘However, my main aim has always been, and will always be, playing for Arsenal.’