Benik Afobe has returned to Arsenal following a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers.

The 19-year-old striker made a dream start to his time with the Trotters, netting a hat-trick on his debut in a 3-1 pre-season victory over Tranmere Rovers.

Afobe went onto make 23 competitive appearances at the Reebok Stadium in all competitions, scoring three times.

An England Under-21 international, the Leyton-born youngster now returns to London Colney to continue his development with Arsenal.

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