Benik Afobe describes the time he shushed the Wolves fans

Benik Afobe

The 21-year-old striker has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on a permanent deal.

Today saw former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe officially complete his move to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, and he has been explaining that move to the official Wolves website this morning, including a rather embarrassing moment from 2012.

The talented striker had his progress at Arsenal severely disrupted by a serious knee injury but this term he has been fantastic on loan at League One side MK Dons.

The striker has scored 19 goals for Milton Keynes in his 30 games for the club, including an excellent brace against Manchester United in the League Cup.

But he was not present as MK Dons drew a dramatic game with Crawley Town at the weekend.

The MK Dons later confirmed on their official Twitter account that this was because he was on his way out of the club and Arsenal.

Wolverhampton Wanderers were the team in question. Afobe has today completed the deal to join Wolves, joining up with Kenny Jackett, who was his boss during a loan spell at Millwall.

Wolves have signed the 21-year-old on a three-and-a-half year contract, for an undisclosed fee.

He has told the Wolves website how he hopes to take his MK Dons form into his new club, whilst also sliding in a 'sort-of' apology for a goal he once scored at the Molineux as a teenager:

"It feels fantastic. It’s been a long process with the medical, I’ve never had to do a medical before but that’s all done now, hopefully I can start training on Thursday and get ready for the game on Saturday.

“I just want to say that I’m happy to become a Wolves player and I can’t wait to get going.

“I’ve been at Arsenal since I was six but I’ve been on loan to a few places. The last place I’ve been at was MK Dons and I’ve done really well, that’s probably what’s got me this move.

“Hopefully I can take my form from MK Dons into my career at Wolves."

Speaking about a goal he scored for Bolton at Molineux whilst on loan from Arsenal in 2012 Afobe stated:

“I was only 19 in the Championship and I think we drew 2-2 that night. I scored and I gave a ‘shush’ sign to the fans which wasn’t really good not knowing I’d be a Wolves player in two years time.

“It’s a funny thing with fans, hopefully I’ll get them on my side by scoring a few goals, winning and helping the team."

If he can continue his goalscoring exploits from Milton Keynes with Wolves, that celebration will be forgotten in a heartbeat.

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