The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Luke Mur­ray

BENIK Afobe has swapped the op­por­tu­nity to train along­side a score of Arse­nal stars for a loan move to Sh­effield Wed­nes­day – and the striker in­sists he is rel­ish­ing his lat­est chal­lenge.

The 20-year-old striker is one of the lat­est to emerge off Arse­nal’s fa­bled pro­duc­tion line but is yet to make his break­through at the Emi­rates.

But he joins an Owls side on an up­surge – find­ing form in the Cham­pi­onship and still in the FA Cup.

“I know Wed­nes­day are do­ing well at the mo­ment and I want to come here and help that con­tinue,” said Afobe, who re­turned from an eight­month in­jury last Oc­to­ber.

“I’m not cup-tied so hope­fully I can help Wed­nes­day con­tinue their run on that front too.

“Ob­vi­ously be­ing at Arse­nal, I’m train­ing with world class play­ers and usu­ally in the Pre­mier League those play­ers – and the other top teams – gen­er­ally win their games ev­ery week.

“But in the Cham­pi­onship it doesn’t seem to work like that, any side is ca­pa­ble of win­ning on their day and that’s what makes it ex­cit­ing.”

EX­CITED: Benik Afobe

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