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Wolves agree a fee for Arsenal striker Afobe

The 21 year-old, on loan at MK Dons this season, moves permanently to the Molineux as the West Midlands club continues their quest for Premier League football

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Benik Afobe never had a future at Arsenal, given his six loan stints away and inability to gain a singular first-team appearance while a Gunner. And today, Arsenal confirmed his career will officially be away from the club official, with Wolverhampton agreeing a fee for the striker who's shown promise and poise - albeit in lower leagues. The move makes sense, considering Afobe's Arsenal contract was due to expire at the end of this season, and Arsene Wenger not showing any sort of urgency in getting him signed to an extension.

Afobe's loan at League One MK Dons this season has largely been successful, netting 19 goals in 30 matches, including two memorable goals earlier this year that helped the Dons upset Manchester United in the Capital One Cup. He's played in the Championship on loan at four previous clubs (Reading, Bolton, Milwall, and Sheffield Wednesday), with five combined goals spread out over 44 appearances. However, his record with the Dons suggests he might be ready to challenge himself regularly at a club in a stronger competition.

Like most Arsenal youth that move on to pastures abroad, we wish them nothing but the best.