According to Goal.com, Chuba Akpom is close to sealing a move to Greek side PAOK Salonika.
The England under-21 international had been heavily linked with a permanent move to Belgian side Sint-Truiden – who took him on loan for six months last season – and there was also interest from clubs in France.
Akpom, a prolific scorer for the Gunners at Academy level, started pre-season training with the first team at London Colney, but was left at home when they ventured off to Singapore for their recently concluded tour.
A move away from the Emirates is not a surprise at this point, although eyebrows may be raised at his decision to try his luck in Greece. Good on him, we say…it’s not often you sign for a club that’s sort of an anagram of your surname.
It’s expected PAOK, who some of you may remember knocked Arsenal out of the UEFA Cup in 1997, will confirm the move in the coming days.