Arsenal striker set for transfer

Speaking on radio stationĀ BBC WM 95.6, Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has confirmed that Arsenal striker Benik Afobe is on his way to the Championship club.

“He [Afobe] has proved an asset for MK Dons. He has the pace, power and goal-scoring record that we need. He has got over his injury problems and is on a very good run.

“I watched him come through at Arsenal and watched his progress up to the current time.

“At 21, he fits into the bracket we are looking for that can improve us. He will help us in the second half of this season and the years to come.”

Afobe, who has represented England at Under-21 level, has spent this season so far on loan with League One outfit Milton Keynes Dons – his sixth loan spell since 2010 – and has been impressing in front of goal with a total of 19 goals across Capital One Cup, FA Cup, League One and the Johnstones Paint Trophy for the Dons.

Having already allowed Lukas Podolski to join Inter Milan on loan, as well as continual rumours linking Yaya Sanogo with a loan move away during this transfer window, Arsenal’s decision to also allow Benik Afobe to leave, leaves Olivier Giroud as the only real out-and-out striker at the club.

Wolves currently sit in eight place in England’s second flight on 40 points and are currently unbeaten in their last five Championship games.