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Huddersfield Town extend Benik Afobe loan from Arsenal

Benik Afobe
Afobe can return to Arsenal to play in their FA Youth Cup games

Huddersfield Town have extended the loan of Arsenal striker Benik Afobe until Saturday, 8 January.

The 17-year-old joined Town at the start of November and has impressed in his eight games, scoring three goals.

The England Under-17 international told BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm ecstatic about staying here because I've enjoyed my first month.

"Hopefully it will be another good month here. I haven't lost a game here yet and want to continue that run."

His time at Huddersfield has been his first experience of first-team football

"At Arsenal at 17 it is very hard to break into the first-team, so to be playing here is very different to what I'm used to," he said.

"It makes you want it more, to grow up, and helps you develop quicker I think.

"I've played more games here so far than I expected to do.

"The atmosphere is great, the fans are good, the players are good and the coaching staff are good, so I'm very happy here.

"Here [in League One] you have to battle more. At reserve level it is not as tough as this. I think it has helped me become stronger.

"I don't want to lose a game while I'm here. I want us to go on a good run, not just until January but for the whole season, if I'm here or not.

"I want Huddersfield to do well and I want to do well for Huddersfield while I'm here."



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