Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe scores on Wolves debut, 20th goal of the season

Benik Afobe

The former Arsenal talent scored against Blackpool yesterday.

This week saw former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe officially complete his move to Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers for a fee which the Express and Star claim was in the region of £2 million.

The talented striker had his progress at Arsenal severely disrupted by a serious knee injury. During his time at the club he spent spells on loan with Huddersfield Town, Reading, Bolton Wanderers and Millwall. This term he joined up with League One side MK Dons and has been superb.

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

With his current form superb, first team opportunities extremely limited at Arsenal and his contract expiring in the summer selling the England under-21 striker seemed the only plausible course of action for Arsenal.

Yesterday he proved just why Wolves were willing to shell out on his signature. He wasted little time in getting acquainted to his new fans, scoring on his debut after coming on as a second half substitute in the 2-0 win over Blackpool.

Afobe ran onto a long ball up field, beat Blackpool stopper Joe Lewis to the ball before slotting home, all while Wolves fans were still celebrating David Edwards' opener which had come just minutes earlier.

Certainly not a bad way for the Arsenal graduate to endear himself to his new fans.

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