Benik Afobe is back at the club after his season long loan at Bolton was cut short.
The England U19 international was due to spend the entire campaign at the Reebok, and a return is unusual. Whether it’s because Arsene Wenger has recalled him to provide some striking cover, or if things didn’t go as well as planned at Bolton is unclear.
Although he only scored 3 goals he did make 23 appearances for the Trotters, so it’s not as if he was unused week in, week out. Like Ryo Miyacihi at Wigan, for example.
With Marouane Chamakh on loan at West Ham, and Gervinho away at the African Cup of Nations, perhaps he’s been brought back just in case, but considering his inexperience and rawness, it’d probably be a good thing if that case never happened.9,822 views