Wednesday sign Arsenal striker on loan for rest of season

Young Arsenal sriker Benik Afobe has joined Wednesday on loan for the remainder of the season.

He is available to play in the derby clash with Barnsley at Hillsborough on Saturday and will wear the number 28 shirt. Arsenal have also agreed that Afobe can play in the FA Cup.

The 20-year-old has yet to make a first team appearance for the Gunners but is an England under-21 international and scored twice in 20 games on loan with Bolton last season.

He hit eight goals in 32 loan appearances at Huddersfield in the 2010-11 campaign and has also spent short periods at Reading and Millwall.

Afobe returned to action for Arsenal at the end of October 2013 after suffering a knee injury in March.