Highly Rated 19-Year-Old Arsenal Striker Joins Nottingham Forest On Loan
Arsenal have officially announced that the best striking prospect to come out of their academy in recent years, Chuba Akpom, is joining Nottingham Forest on loan for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old, who won and scored a penalty for England's U21s last night, has 9 goals in 11 games for Arsenal's U21s this season and will be hoping to bring that prolific scoring record to Forest. Arsenal will want Akpom to be given ample playing time so that he can gain valuable experience and develop various aspects of his game. He is incredibly strong and fast, with a natural striker's finish. However, Akpom could improve in areas such as decision making and composure.
Forest currently sit 9th in the Championship, 10 points off the play-off places. With only 6 games remaining, their chances of promotion look very slim. However, they'll be hoping Akpom's goals can help them finish strongly and maybe, just maybe, catch the top 6.