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Chuba Akpom joins Hull City on loan

Chuba Akpom has joined Championship side Hull City on loan for the 2015/16 season.

The move follows an impressive pre-season for the 19-year-old forward. Akpom scored a hat-trick against a Singapore Select XI in the Barclays Asia Trophy and has featured in four of the first team’s five matches this summer. Akpom, who joined the Gunners at the age of six, progressed through the Hale End Academy to earn a first team debut against Sunderland in September 2013. Last season he made seven senior appearances for the club, as well as remaining a prolific presence for the under-21s. An England Under-20 international, Akpom has previously gained experience on loan in the Championship with Nottingham Forest and in League One with Coventry City and Brentford. He joins fellow Arsenal Academy graduate Isaac Hayden at Hull City. Everyone at Arsenal wishes Chuba well for the season ahead.