Arsenal have announced that Benik Afobe is to go on loan to Sheffield Wednesday for the remainder of the season.
The young striker has recently returned from a lengthy injury absence, and the prospect of first team football, for a team looking to move away from the Championship relegation zone, made this an easy move to agree to.
He’ll join fellow Gunner, Damian Martinez at Hillsborough. The Argentine has been competing with Chris Kirkland for a place in the side, but has made 9 appearances for the Owls this season.
Meanwhile, via @Gunnerblog comes news that young centre-half Daniel Boateng is joining Hibs on loan. He posted this at 11.42am today:
Arsenal’s young centre-back Daniel Boateng is set to join Hibs on loan. #afc
— gunnerblog (@gunnerblog) January 30, 2014
Uncannily, a Sky Sports reporter posted this just 9 minutes later:
We are hearing that Arsenal’s Daniel Boateng is set to join Hibernian.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) January 30, 2014
If you have any idea where he might have got his info from, please let us know. We just can’t work it out.
There are expected to be other loan departures with interest in the likes of Ryo Miyaichi, Thomas Eisfeld and Emmanuel Frimpong, all of whom could do with playing regular football at this point in their careers.