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Leeds United and Celtic are interested in acquiring the signature of Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom, according to latest reports.

Akpom has fallen way down the pecking order at the Emirates and his future at the club looks bleak. According to the  Mirror, he has caught the attention of both Leeds and Celtic and a move away from Arsenal might be on the cards.

Leeds could sign Akpom as a replacement for outgoing striker Chris Wood, who is close to securing a deal with Burnley. Celtic, meanwhile, are looking for cover for Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembele.

Akpom has been hovering around Arsenal first team for a few years now, but has never really broken through. He has made 69 appearances for various clubs on loan, but has only managed seven goals.

His most recent loan was with Brighton, where he played 10 games but failed to pick up a single goal. For a striker so prolific at youth level, he’s had a difficult time adjusting to senior level football.

Now 21, it’d take nothing short of remarkable for him to get a shot at the first-team at Arsenal. He wasn’t involved in the Gunners’ pre-season at all and seems to be have been usurped by Eddie Nketiah as the most exciting young striker at the club.

A move away seems like it would be of some benefit.