Akpom joins Coventry City on loan

Chuba Akpom
Chuba Akpom

Young forward Chuba Akpom has joined Coventry City on loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old, who has already made four appearances at League One level this season during a loan spell with leaders Brentford, will team up with Steven Pressley’s side as he looks to gain more valuable first-team experience.

Chuba has been in fine form for the Arsenal academy sides this season, hitting a hat-trick in the 6-1 victory over Peterborough United in the FA Youth Cup fourth round last month, as well as scoring three goals in four games in the UEFA Youth League in 2013.

An England youth international, Akpom has appeared twice for Arsène Wenger’s first team this season. He made his Premier League debut as an injury-time substitute in Arsenal’s 3-1 victory away to Sunderland on September 14 and contributed to the LeagueCup win over West Bromwich Albion later in the month, scoring from the spot in the penalty shoot-out.

The Newham-born youngster also impressed on the first team’s pre-season tour of Asia last summer. The teenager scored in the 7-0 triumph over the Indonesia Dream Team, before bagging a quickfire brace in the 7-1 victory over Vietnam. He scored his fourth goal of the tour in the 2-1 win against Urawa Reds.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Chuba well for his time with the Sky Blues.

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