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Bolton Chasing Young Gunner Afobe

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In a move to continue strengthening the side and providing competition for the players up front, Owen Coyle is apparently looking to sign young Arsenal forward Benik Afobe on a loan. The 19-year-old has impressed in Arsenal's preseason tour of Asia but has yet to make his debut for the senior side. Afobe has been an ever-present in the England U-16,17, and 19 sides since 2008, however.

According to the Daily Mirror, Afobe is keen to follow in the footsteps of Arsenal teammates Jack Wilshere and Ryo Miyaichi in his quest to break into Premier League play. Afobe is also very good friends with Bolton Wanderers reserve player Sanmi Odelusi.

Afobe has previously had loan stints with Huddersfield Town and Reading. He made 28 appearances for Huddersfield, scoring five goals while he was only given three appearances for now Premier League side Reading. Afobe is a strong, young player with some pace about him and he would put a good amount of pressure on David Ngog and Marvin Sordell as Bolton aim to score goals.

Also, again according to the Mirror, Coyle would like to bring Ryo Miyaichi back to the Reebok but Afobe is now apparently the manager's priority.