According to reports from the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are looking to allow young striker Chuba Akpom to leave on loan during the upcoming January transfer window.
It is no secret that Chuba Akpom has always been very highly rated by Arsene Wenger and following the young striker’s impressive loan spell with Hull City in the Championship last season, it was expected that he would be challenging for a regular place in the Arsenal lineup during the current campaign.
However, Akpom has made only one EFL Cup appearance so far this season and with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud and Lucas Perez all ahead of him in the pecking order at the moment, the 21-year-old earning regular minutes on the pitch at the Emirates Stadium this term looks very unlikely to say the least.
In addition, Akpom has not be helped by a serious back injury which has kept him out of action since September but it is believed that the England Under-21 star is now closing on a return to full fitness soon.
Considering his limited first team chances, Arsenal would surely be better off sending out Akpom on a loan move to continue his footballing education and now according to reports from the Daily Mirror, the Gunners are planning to do just that during the upcoming January transfer window.
Akpom is a wanted commodity among Championship clubs as the likes of Fulham, Brentford and Cardiff City are all said to be interested on securing the services of the young man and it will be interesting to see where the striker ends up.
Akpom is undoubtedly an extremely talented young striker but he really needs to start proving his worth in order to avoid being moved on by Arsenal permanently and the prospective January transfer to the Championship could be a make or break one in terms of salvaging his future at the Emirates Stadium.