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Arsenal youngster Afobe joins Reading on loan

Championship club Reading have signed Arsenal teenager Benik Afobe on loan for the rest of the campaign.

The 19-year old striker, who has recently had two successful spells with Huddersfield Town, has been brought in by Royals boss Brian McDermott to see out the season at the Madejski Stadium with the promotion-chasing outfit.

"We're delighted to have him, he wanted to come here and that was important because he had other options," McDermott told the club's official website.

"We know him very well, we have watched him from a very young age. He's played a lot of games for England right up to the under 19s and then out on loan last season as well.

"He's a good addition to the squad and will help us with eight games to go."

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