Chuba Akpom signs new long-term contract with Arsenal
The 19-year-old’s old deal was due to expire in the summer, prompting plenty of interest from clubs in the Premier League and around Europe.
However, the Gunners have now tied the youngster down to a deal that will keep him at the Emirates Stadium until 2019.
Akpom, who has previously spent loan spells with Brentford and Coventry City, is expected to be handed more game time over the second half of the season due to the January departures of Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Joel Campbell.
The England youth international joined the club’s academy in 2002 and has made seven senior appearances so far, five of which have come this season.
Chuba Akpom snubs FOUR Premier League clubs to sign new Arsenal deal
CHUBA AKPOM is ready to put pen to paper on a new long-term contract at Arsenal.
Akpom made his fifth appearance for the Gunners as a sub during Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing of Aston Villa.
And according to reports, the 19-year-old is set to end speculation over his future by signing a new deal at the Emirates.
Akpom is expected to seal a four-and-a-half-year contract at Arsenal.