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Afobe - I want to hold my head up high

Benik Afobe says he wants to prove himself to everyone at Arsenal by continuing his blistering form at MK Dons.

The 21-year-old joined the League One club on a season-long loan in the summer and has already scored 15 goals in 20 appearances - including three braces.

"I’m really happy with the way they’ve treated me and I’m really enjoying my time here"

Benik Afobe

“It’s been really easy [to settle],” Afobe told Arsenal.com. “From day one the manager showed a lot of faith in me and I’m really happy with the way they’ve treated me. I’m really enjoying my time here.

“Sometimes when something clicks, it clicks. I’ve done nothing different to any of my other loans in terms of preparation and hard work - I’ve always done that. I just think it’s about the timing and being in the right place at the right time.

“I didn’t feel like I was involved as much as I should have been on previous loans, but here I feel like I’m a big part of MK Dons’ season with the minutes I’m playing and the goals I’m scoring.

“You can train as much as you want, and you can work as hard as you want, but if you’re not playing games you’re not going to improve. Playing every week shows you’re ready to be playing men’s football.

“At the moment I’m enjoying my football but I want to go back to Arsenal in the summer with my head held high and happy with the season I had. I want to prove them right because I know they believe in me.”

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