Arsenal and Wolves fans react on Twitter to Benik Afobe deal

Benik Afobe

Arsenal have sold Benik Afobe to Wolves for £2 million.

Arsenal's decision to sell Benik Afobe has been met with a concerned response from Gunners fans.

The striker clinched a move to Wolves, a switch confirmed by the BBC as for an undisclosed fee, while the Wolves Express and Star claimed it was in the region of £2 million.

Afobe has always been a highly rated striker in Arsenal's youth system, but his career had been held back by big injuries.

Last season he had an unproductive loan spell in the Championship with Sheffield Wednesday, but has been in superb form on loan at League One side MK Dons this campaign.

Afobe scored 19 goals in the first half of the season, including a brace against Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.

His move to Wolves is a big decision, but a great move personally for Afobe, to sign a three-and-a-half year deal. Having seen his career in jeopardy with a serious knee injury in his late teens, this gives him the security he would have wanted with his Arsenal contract set to expire this June.

For Arsenal, to get £2 million for a player who has never played a competitive game for the club, whose contract is expiring, isn't bad business at all in financial terms.

Yet from a sporting angle, there's a nagging feeling that Afobe may have had something to offer Arsenal. After scoring prolifically in League One, Arsene Wenger could at least have let him come back at the end of the season and renewed his deal for a year, to let him compete with Chuba Akpom and Yaya Sanogo to be the club's third choice striker.

Afobe will be out to prove that he is not inferior to either, and help Wolves improve on their league position of eighth in the Championship, and get into the play-offs or higher, and even earn himself a shot at the Premier League next season.

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