10 goals in 11 games - Arsenal loan sensation Benik Afobe is unstoppable

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Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe is in the form of his life.

21-year-old striker Benik Afobe is in the form of his life as he seeks to impress at MK Dons.

Afobe was sent out on loan by Arsenal at the start of the season to the League One side, with the aim of helping him return to the prominence which saw him hailed as a future star at the club.

Already he has 10 goals in all competitions, scored in his last 11 games, 10 in 13 when including the first two games he played in without netting.

A serious knee injury had halted Afobe's progression through the ranks, and when sent out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday last season it was clearly too soon, as he failed to score a goal, or even keep a place in the team.

With a pre-season behind him, he now looks like a different player, evidence with his brace in the League Cup win over Manchester United.

Full of confidence, he has five goals in League One, five in the cup, and one in the Football League trophy.

Earlier this month he stated: "I'm a striker who will hopefully score a few goals, I've got good pace and I like to link-up with the midfielders and wingers.

"I'm just really looking forward to getting going now. I just want to play games and help this team out as much as I can."

He is doing just that, and doing his chances of earning a new contract at Arsenal the world of good, with his present deal scheduled to expire in 2015.

There will be no shortage of interest in his signature, but he will feel he is proving his case to earn a shot with Arsenal.

With a lack of depth behind Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck in attack, Afobe is arguably a brighter prospect than Yaya Sanogo, certainly if he can translate his form for the Dons to a higher level. There are challenges ahead for him, but right now he is making a real case for himself.

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