77 mins per goal - is this Arsenal loan star the next Joel Campbell?

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MK Dons striker Benik Afobe keeps banging them in on League One and League Cup duty. Is the Gunners hotshot the new Joel Campbell?

Benik Afobe is in the form of his fledgling footballing life at MK Dons as the 21-year-old once again got himself on the score-sheet ins his temporary club's ill-fated clash against AFC Wimbledon in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Despite home advantage, the Dons slumped to a 2-3 defeat even though Afobe gave the stadium:MK side a 2-1 lead after half-time.

Afobe is creating a fantastic impression in League One and, in combined League Cup duty, has scored a goal for every 77 minutes he is on the field on average as he has already returned ten goals (and one assist) from 13 appearances.

Afobe's exploits have excited Arsenal-supporting social media users, with many taking to Twitter, with some claiming that Yaya Sanogo should make the most of his senior squad opportunities as it is clear the loan star could take his place when he returns to North London.

However, is that sentiment a touch premature?

After all, we have been here before - just last season, in fact - as Joel Campbell's consistency in the Greek Super League, his goal against Manchester United in the Champions League and, of course, his performance-level for Costa Rica in the World Cup, all supported the idea that he was ready for first-team appearances at Arsenal.

Campbell's chances, though, have been limited. He has played just 17 minutes of Premier League football and with Arsenal already eliminated from the League Cup, he will unlikely receive much game-time at all this season.

Will Afobe endure a similar fate?

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