Chuba Akpom has joined Championship leaders Brighton on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season, as per Gunners official website.
Akpom has risen through the ranks at Arsenal with the attacker joining the club in 2002 as a youth product. However, the Englishman has struggled for regular game time at the Emirates Stadium.
The 21-year-old has made one appearance for the Gunners this term, in the EFL Cup against Nottingham Forest.
With the wealth of attacking talent at Arsenal right now, he has no chance of getting a look in. Last season he played at Hull, who were promoted to the Premiership, and now he is going to join the Championship leaders Brighton on loan until the end of the season.
Here is the official statement on Arsenal’s official website:
Chuba Akpom will join Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion on loan for remainder of the season.
An England youth international, Chuba, 21, has been with us since the age of six.
The loan is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Here is the tweet from Brighton official Social media account:
— BHAFC ⚽️ (@OfficialBHAFC) January 30, 2017
Let’s just hope he gets more game time that he is being afforded right now. With his return from his long-term injury, regular game time and increasing minutes on the pitch seems to be the best move for him to rediscover his best form.
Hopefully, he will excel during this loan spell and knock on our manager’s door to break into the first time something he was already expected to do this season till his back injury derailed his season.
He will be hoping to enjoy promotion once again come May as Brighton are top of the Championship table, two points ahead of Newcastle United.