Arsenal loanee Chuba Akpom joins Brighton

Arsenal loanee Chuba Akpom joins Brighton
Chuba Akpom.

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 31, 2017. 08:39

Nigeria-born striker Chuba Akpom has joined English Championship Brighton and Hove Albion on loan from Arsenal.

The 21-year-old forward Akpom passed his medical and will link up with his new teammates for training Tuesday morning, ahead of Thursday's trip to Huddersfield.

Manager Chris Hughton commented is happy to add the youngster to his squad.

"As soon as we allowed Elvis Manu to go out on loan we knew we wanted to add to the forward area, so we are delighted to bring in someone of Chuba’s caliber,” he said.

“He is a young talent who gained valuable experience with Hull in the Championship last season, will give us really good pace in the forward areas and complement the other strikers at the club.

“We fought off competition from other clubs to sign Chuba, and we would like to thank Arsenal for the opportunity of working with him for the rest of the season.”

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