Benik Afobe has completed his transfer from Arsenal to Wolverhampton Wanderers for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old had been enjoying a prolific loan spell with MK Dons, scoring an impressive 19 goals in 30 appearances before Wolves swooped.
Kenny Jackett’s side are performing well in the Championship and are currently eighth in the English second tier, but have been struggling for goals of late.
That only looked set to get worse with Bakary Sako having gone to the Africa Cup of Nations with Mali and therefore the signing of Afobe from us couldn’t have come at a better time for them.
“He has a good scoring record in League One and is ready to step up to Championship football,” Jackett told the BBC.
“I watched him come through and progress at Arsenal. He has proved an asset for MK Dons. He has got over his injury problems and is on a very good run. At 21, he fits into the bracket we are looking for that can improve us.
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“He has the pace, power and goalscoring record that we need. He will help us in the second half of this season and the years to come.”
Afobe came through our youth system at the Emirates Stadium and broke into the first team back in 2010 – although failed to make his senior debut for Arsene Wenger.
The forward was sent out on-loan several times though, playing for Huddersfield Town, Reading, Bolton Wanderers, Millwall and Sheffield Wednesday, as well as the Dons.