Arsenal transfer news: Chuba Akpom reportedly closing in on permanent switch to Greek side PAOK


CHUBA AKPOM is reportedly set to end his Arsenal hell with Greek side PAOK closing in a permanent deal for the striker.

The 22-year-old has made just 12 appearances for the Gunners since making his debut in 2013, and has been shipped off on loan on six occasions.

 Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is reportedly closing in on a move to join PAOK

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Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is reportedly closing in on a move to join PAOK
 Akpom, 22, is not believed to be in the first team plans of boss Unai Emery

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Akpom, 22, is not believed to be in the first team plans of boss Unai Emery

But it has been claimed that the Super League giants are prepared to offer him a lifeline in Greece to kick start his career.

According to Goal's Arsenal correspondent Chris Wheatley, the England youth international is poised to depart the Emirates imminently.

He tweeted: "Greek side PAOK are close to signing Chuba Akpom from Arsenal."

It has been reported that Belgian side Sint-Truiden were in advanced talks over a possible £2million transfer.

 England youth international Akpom has had six loan spells away from the Emirates

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England youth international Akpom has had six loan spells away from the Emirates
 The Gunners didn't include Akpom in their pre-season tour of Singapore

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The Gunners didn't include Akpom in their pre-season tour of Singapore

Akpom impressed in his loan spell at Sint-Truiden last season – netting six goals in 16 Jupiler Pro League games after joining in January.

Previous loan spells include being offloaded to Brentford, Coventry, Nottingham Forest, Hull and Brighton.

He has just one year left on his current deal in North London, but is not expected to be in the plans of new boss Unai Emery.

Akpom was left out of Arsenal's pre-season tour of Singapore – a huge indication that he has been deemed as surplus to requirements.

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