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Highly rated Arsenal striker Benik Afobe has emerged as a summer transfer target for Millwall according to reports in the South London Press.

The 18-year-old striker impressed in a season long loan spell at Huddersfield Town last season, scoring eight goals in 21 starts for the Terriers.

After missing out on promotion from League One in the play-off final at the expense of Peterborough, Lee Clarke’s hopes of bringing the Gunners loanee back to the Galpharm Stadium next season look slim.

Afobe is keen to test himself at a higher level, and Millwall boss Kenny Jackett is prepared to give him that opportunity by bringing him to the New Den on a similar loan deal.

"You never know what is going to happen in football, but after the season has finished I'll return to Arsenal for pre-season and hopefully get a chance to impress back there," Afobe recently told skysports.com.


 

"If not, and the gaffer wants me to come out on loan again, then Huddersfield would be a great place to come back to because I really enjoyed my football there this season.

"Championship football would be the next step for me though and obviously Huddersfield can't offer me that, so I'd have to reassess my options and most importantly see what Arsenal want me to do."

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is renowned for nurturing and developing up and coming talent, so he will know how Afobe's future will be best served – whether that is staying with Arsenal or another loan spell away from the Emirates Stadium.

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