36. Benik Afobe

A striker once regarded as one of the club’s most promising prospects, injuries and loan spells have dictated that Benik is still yet to make his competitive debut for the first-team by the age of 20.

Last season was another case in point regarding his injury woes as he initially struggled during a spell with Bolton Wanderers before re-discovering his best form with Millwall following the turn of the year. However, his spell at the New Den was soon cut short by an injury which disrupted his pre-season plans for the forthcoming campaign.

A prolific goalscorer at youth level for club and country, Benik steered Arsenal U18s to Academy League success in 2010, and has also featured for the first-team in pre-season friendlies, but has struggled to make the impact that many anticipated he would.

Benik, who has also previously experienced spells with Huddersfield Town and Reading, has been capped by England at U21 level and was part of the England U17 side that won the European Championships at that level in 2010.

This season, he will be hoping to steer clear of injuries and finally make his fully-fledged first-team debut for the club.

Red= primary position, Yellow= secondary positions
Red= primary position, Yellow= secondary positions


11 thoughts on “36. Benik Afobe

    Alex said:
    July 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    The next Ian Wright!! Benik is class

    Supergunner07 said:
    October 20, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    Benik just needs to keep working & developing on everything [Finishing on left & right foot, technique/dribbling, passing, movement off the ball, 1st touch, heading, tactically, plyometrics for physical improvement & mentally]

    Gaggo said:
    November 14, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    the Next Heskey

    Isaac Asuzu said:
    December 6, 2009 at 12:04 am

    i am a good player

    gunner17 said:
    June 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    good goalscoring record but looks a bit wooden to me…the next darius vassell?

    Arsenal said:
    October 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Benik needs to work hard to improve otherwise he will never be seen in Arsenal…I hope he will and be a legend

    dofollowblog said:
    March 13, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    There are a lot of strange comments on here.

    pispeldiriula said:
    April 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Нет, ответил еще один из незнакомых пилотов. Что странно, одновременно совсем в других местах взорвались три гипер-торпеды. Причина тоже неясна.
    Слушаю, отозвался тот.
    Пойду на запредельном режиме, спокойно ответил Васька.
    Полковник откинулся на стену и прикрыл глаза, анализируя, что можно и чего нельзя говорить людям ордена на допросе. И как выстроить свою линию поведения. Жаль, конечно, что все так вышло, но ничего не поделаешь. Реальность есть реальность. Он терпеливо ждал, а ждать Расмен, как и любой человек его профессии, хорошо умел.
    Президент глянул на министра безопасности с яростью это же не просто новая технология, это революция в строительном деле! Как можно было упустить такое? Но не сейчас, не сейчас… Он снова внимательно посмотрел на безмятежного посла и подумал, что если удастся заполучить такую технологию, одно это оправдает собой любые уступки.

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