League One transfer latest: Arsenal striker explains MK Dons loan move

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Arsenal striker Benik Afobe asked for a loan move away from the Emirates Stadium last week in order to continue his development, and that's what he got on Monday as he joined MK Dons on a season-long loan. Karl Robinson's side are noted for playing attractive football, and Afobe admitted it was that reputation that led to the move.

"Milton Keynes play the best football out of all the teams I've played for," Afobe said. "I think we can surprise a few people and be right up there. I heard about the interest [from MK] around 10 days ago, and as soon as I heard, I came to speak to the manager. I was happy with what he said, I like the philosophy, and after watching them play on Saturday, my mind was made up."

Elsewhere, Bristol City have been active this summer, bringing in right backs Luke Ayling and Mark Little, midfielder Wade Elliott, winger Luke Freeman and striker Aaron Wilbraham, but their focus will now be on keeping star striker Sam Baldock at Ashton Gate. Brighton are reportedly interested in signing the former West Ham United goalscorer, but Robins boss Steve Cotterill is insistent that Baldock won't be leaving.

"Sam seems really happy. He hasn't given me one inclination that he wants to leave," said Cotterill. "Before the first bid came in from Brighton, he told me it was coming in. I don't envisage him knocking on my door and saying he wants to go to Brighton. That's my gut feeling."

"But that's for Brighton - I can't say that if someone else comes in. I've been in the game long enough to not rule that one out. We've looked at all the bids but they're nowhere near it. The bids that we've had for Sam, for what he's done, have been derisory. I can only speak as I find it at the moment," Cotterill added.

Finally, Peterborough United completed the sale of striker Nicky Ajose to Leeds United today. The former Manchester United youngster, 22, hit 17 goals during spells with Peterborough and Swindon last season, and joins Leeds on a three-year deal as Dave Hockaday's side look to replace Ross McCormack.

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