Ex-Arsenal striker discusses goalscoring battle with Harry Kane

Benik Afobe

Benik Afobe has scored the same amount of goals this season as Tottenham’s Harry Kane.

Speaking to the official Wolves website, former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe has discussed his ongoing goalscoring battle with Harry Kane.

The duo are both on 26 goals for the season, the highest tally in the country, although 19 of Afobe’s strikes came whilst on loan with MK Dons in League One earlier in the campaign.

Kane’s goals have been spread out in the Premier League, Europa League and League Cup, and it could be said that his achievement is better than Afobe’s - having played at a higher level.

Afobe left the Gunners in the January transfer window to sign on a permanent deal with Championship side Wolves, and he has scored seven times since the transfer.

Being a year older than Kane, and in a division below, has made some suggest that the Spurs star has progressed at a better rate than Afobe, but the current Wolves man is looking towards the Premier League - even if it comes at the expense of winning the goalscoring record for the season.

Speaking to the official Wolves website, the 22-year-old said: “Me and Harry Kane are both level on 26 goals at the moment. If he gets most goals in all four leagues, and I don’t score and we go up, I would take it!

“I have a personal ambition, I want to get to 30 goals, and that is probably the next aim. But if I don’t score again and we get ourselves promoted I will be very pleased.”

If Afobe does score 30 goals, and Wolves get promoted to allow him to excel in the Premier League, it may be that Arsenal come to rue the sale of their former promising academy prospect.

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