Should Wolves make a loan approach for Arsenal's Akpom?

Arsenal's Chuba Akpom (L) in action scoring their third goal

Wolverhampton Wanderers need to add fire-power to their side and Arsenal's Chuba Akpom would be an ideal temporary solution.

Walter ZengaWalter Zenga must make quality additions to help improve his side

Wolves are entering a new era with the recent change in both ownership and management and boss Walter Zenga will be keen on strengthening his squad.

One position the Black Country club need to strengthen in particular is the forward area, as their 14th place finish last term was epitomised by their tally of just 53 goals in 46 Championship outings.

Zenga should make the signing of a top quality striker his priority and the ideal acquisition would be Arsenal's Chuba Akpom.

Arsenal's Chuba Akpom scores their third goal with a penaltyArsenal's Chuba Akpom

The 20-year-old England under-21 international has spent time in the Championship during loan spells with Hull City and Nottingham Forest so is fully accustomed to the intense nature of England's second tier.

He has shown glimpses of his electric ability during Arsenal's pre-season, scoring two goals in three games, and looks to have matured both physically and mentally.

His availability will depend heavily on the Gunners' ability to bring in a world-class forward, after they have been strongly linked with a move for Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette, with their first bid for the Frenchman being rejected last week (Sky Sports).

Hull City's Chuba Akpom shoots at goalChuba Akpom during his loan spell with Hull City

If Arsenal eventually do bring in Lacazette, or someone else of his ilk, it is unlikely that Akpom will have many opportunities to play at the Emirates Stadium in the short term, so a season-long loan move would benefit both him and the club greatly.

His sheer pace and willingness to shoot at every opportunity would be a great asset to Wolves as they look to improve on last season's mid-table finish. 

Akpom is also a tremendously cultured footballer, who makes intelligent runs and is fully competent in receiving the ball to feet.

Years of being coached by Arsene Wenger has helped mould the 20-year-old into a wonderfully gifted player, but one who needs a platform to showcase his abilities, and Molineux could be the ideal place for him to do exactly that.

Arsenal's Chuba Akpom celebrates scoring their third goal Chuba Akpom celebrates scoring for Arsenal

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