Nigerian-born English striker, Chuba Akpom, has signed a permanent deal with Greek club PAOK Salonika bringing to an end a 16-year association with Arsenal.
Arsenal made the announcement on their official website on Friday. Akpom signed for PAOK on a three-year deal.
“Chuba Akpom has joined Greek Super League side PAOK Salonika in a permanent move,’ a statement on Arsenal’s website reads.
“The 22-year-old forward joined our academy at the age of six. He made his debut for our under-18 side when he was 15, before securing his first professional contract at 17.
“Since 2013, Chuba has experienced a number of loan spells with Brentford, Coventry City, Nottingham Forest, Hull City and more recently helped Brighton and Hove Albion achieve promotion to the Premier League.
“Earlier this year, Chuba joined Belgian First Division side Sint Truiden on loan.
“Chuba made a total of 12 first team appearances during his time with us.
“We wish Chuba the best of luck with PAOK.
“The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.”
The former England U-21 international helped Brighton and Hove Albion achieve promotion to the Premier League in 2017.
Akpom could feature in the Champions League this season after PAOK reached the third round of qualifying with victory against Basel.
Former Nigerian international, Ifeanyi Udeze, featured for PAOK from 2000 to 2006.