The youngster joins Dougie Freedman’s team on a deal until the end of the season and he wasted no time responding to confirmation of the news on Twitter.
His message was a simple one, which embodies the core values and spirit that the Scot has built up around the squad in his short spell in charge so far.
Delighted to have joined @Official_NFFC on loan. Can't wait to get started and meet up with the squad after the internationals— Chuba Akpom (@cakpom) March 26, 2015
Forest needed some additional firepower up front with Britt Assombalonga’s injury and Dexter Blackstock under heavy pressure and Akpom fits the bill.
His pace, drive and movement could make the difference for the side over the rest of the season as they cling onto the slim hope of a place in the top six by the end of the campaign.
Akpom’s record for the Arsenal under-21 side this season had been fantastic; nine goals and two assists from 11 appearances.
That’s a very impressive strike rate, which suggests he could do well if given a run of games by the manager over the next few weeks.