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Afobe Joins Bolton On Loan

19 year old Arsenal striker Benik Afobe has today signed an agreement to join Bolton Wanderers on loan for 2012-13 season. The Hale End graduate has already taken in spells at Huddersfield and Reading, but follows in the footsteps of Wilshere and Miyachi in being entrusted to Owen Coyle.



Afobe was part of the Gunners squad that toured Asia for pre season. He also played and scored in the U-19 Euro 2012 tournament for England this summer. The deal includes an option to take him back in January. Best of luck Benik!




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Writer: Tim Stillman Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 3 2012

Time: 8:23PM

Your Comments

Good for the lad; he is reaching that age when regular football is important for the education. Following in the footsteps of his friend, Jack, as well. I expect it will turn out just as well. What will we do without you, Owen?
Naijagunner
This is good. Kid has a lot of potential and to to play week in week out can only benefit him. Hopefully they can do for him what they did for Jack.
Ned Stark
Yes he needs to go out on loan but I would have prefered that he went to a Premiership team. More valuable experience, besides he already had a taste of Championship football with Reading last season.
Sajit
Guess it is the Owen Coyle factor.
Naijagunner
Sajit - He's an attacking player and he needs to practise the art of attacking. He'll get more chance to do that at a top Championship team than he would at a lower end PL team. Of course the defences won't be as good as they are in the Premier League, but he's better learning his role by getting to play and actually attacking than he would having only a couple of opportunities per game.
Rocky7
Good on you Mo! Honourary GOONER!
Wyn Mills
Greg Rutherford too....for the Long Jump gold.
Naijagunner
Do you think i would be wise to lend Aneke to Bolton too, assuming they'd want him? They have a great understanding and it would give them more opportunity to develop that.
No 10
I doubt Bolton would want Aneke. He was on loan at Preston last year and couldn't get into the starting line up.
Little Dutch
My concern is with just how long it is taking the club to move on the players we mostly agree are surplus to requirements or are not up to it; the likes of Squillaci, Park and even Chamakh come to mind. So far, only Almunia has been shipped out and this must be an impediment to some clarity in the team shape and squad quality. The sooner, the better.
Naijagunner
Almunia wasnt shipped out Naija.. He was out of contract. Tells a story about a policy that has gone horribly wrong.
Sajit
I stand corrected, Sajit. And, add Bendtner to that list.
Naijagunner
I wouldnt mind seeing Bendtner being retained. When RvP goes, both Poldi and Giroud are new to the PL and will not start the season anyway. Give Bendtner one more chance to prove himself, up front rather than the right side, and then sell him in January. I think loan moves for Squillaci and Park are realistic rather than permanent exits.
prits
 

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