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Coventry seal Akpom loan from Arsenal

14 February 2014

The Sky Blues have sealed the loan signing of Chuba Akpom to boost City's forward line...

Coventry City have signed forward Chuba Akpom on a youth-loan deal from Premier League side Arsenal until the end of the season.

The 18-year old arrives from the Emirates having made his Premier League debut for the Gunners in the 3-1 win over Sunderland this season.

Akpom recently had a one-month loan spell at Brentford, where he made four appearances for the League One side.

City boss Steven Pressley believes Akpom can add a valuable option to Coventry's forward line.

Pressley said: "We've been looking to add options to our forward line and Chuba is an exciting young player who we're delighted to bring in.

"He is a young player who is hungry to prove himself, and hunger is certainly a key attribute at this football club.

"We've got a lot of games left this season and I hope Chuba will be able to help us get the results we need."

Akpom will wear the number 9 shirt during his time with the Sky Blues.