Afobe poised to join Royals
England under-19 international adds extra thrust to Reading attack
By Soriebah Kajue. Last Updated: March 21, 2012 7:43pm
Benik Afobe: Young Arsenal striker sent out to learn his trade in Championship
Sky Sports understands Arsenal youngster Benik Afobe is poised to join Reading on-loan for the rest of the season.
The 19-year-old has not played a single senior game for the Gunners this season but Arsene Wenger wants to give the young striker a chance of first-team football.
Reading are thriving in the Championship at the moment and are eyeing an automatic promotion place as they currently lie second.
Royals' boss Brian McDermott is looking for extra fire power and believes the England under-19 international can add another dimension to his front line.
Afobe joined Huddersfield last season on loan and scored five goals in 28 games for the Terriers during the League One campaign.