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Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom has joined Sky Bet Championship leaders Brighton on loan until the end of the season .

The 21-year-old striker has enjoyed loan spells at Brentford, Coventry and Nottingham Forest in his fledgling career.

He also helped Hull to promotion back to the Premier League last season, scoring seven goals in 22 starts.

Seagulls boss Chris Hughton told the club’s website : “As soon as we allowed Elvis Manu to go out on loan we knew we wanted to add to the forward area, so we are delighted to bring in someone of Chuba’s calibre.

“He is a young talent who gained valuable experience with Hull in the Championship last season, will give us really good pace in the forward areas and complement the other strikers at the club.

“We fought off competition from other clubs to sign Chuba and we would like to thank Arsenal for the opportunity of working with him for the rest of the season.”

Discussing how the move came about, Akpom told www.seagulls.co.uk: “I was just coming back from my injury, you know four months out, just gaining fitness and gaining fitness.

“I spoke to the boss… Brighton were interested and I thought it’d be the perfect place to come to.”

England Under-21 international Akpom has made one start and nine substitute appearances for Arsenal’s first team.

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