Chuba Akpom faces former Arsenal talent Benik Afobe in the Championship today

Chuba Akpom

Wolves striker Benik Afobe will be aiming to down Nottingham Forest.

In the transfer window former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe officially completed 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 had 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.

Since joining Wolves the form has continued. He has netted eight goals for Wolves in 14 appearances - taking his overall tally for the season to 27 in 44. It has left some Arsenal fans wondering why they let him go.

One reason for his departure is simple, they have a younger player coming through the ranks they feel can do better - Chuba Akpom.

The England under-20 striker has scored goals for fun in the reserves at Arsenal and has made his way into the first-team this term. Today he could make his debut for loan club Nottingham Forest against, you guessed it, Wolves.

Afobe will be an opponent today for Forest and Akpom will get the chance to show why Arsenal have banked on him, rather than Afobe, for the future.

Arsenal fans will hope the younger of the two has the last word.

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