Now that the Gunners are almost done with bringing in players, their focus seems to have shifted towards the selling of players.
This is needed as the club has to recover some of the funds that has been used to bring in the aforementioned players. One such player is the striker Chuba Akpom who has joined the Greek club PAOK as the Gunners have confirmed this deal.
For someone who has been at the club since the age of six, to leave this way is a little bit sad but it is needed for his career. Akpom was never really able to establish himself with the Gunners and this resulted in a series of loan spells.
This move is a challenge for the still young Akpom who will be relishing the chance to play a little bit more regularly. And there is even a outside chance that he will play in the Champions League as PAOK are in the running for the Group Stages.
Earlier, it was suggested that a Belgian side was interested in bringing him to their team but it appears that Akpom was swayed by the offer of the Greek side.
When Akpom was introduced to the first team, there were high hopes for him and many thought that he would go on to become an important member of the squad.
Sadly, this did not happen as there were a number of factors that prevented him from doing so. A key reason was the fact that there were players in the team who were much better than him.
He is at that age where he needs to play regularly otherwise, his career is going to fall by the wayside. This should not happen for a player who is obviously talented as evidenced by his time in the Arsenal youth teams.
Though he was not able to contribute in a significant manner, everyone at the club would like to wish Akpom the best of luck for his new adventure.
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