Chuba Akpom: Arsenal striker will decide to join either Bournemouth, Norwich City or Nottingham Forest on loan

The 19-year-old will choose on Thursday morning

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Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom will choose on Thursday morning between Bournemouth, Norwich City, and Nottingham Forest as he prepares to go on loan to the Championship for the rest of the season.

The 19-year-old striker, currently on England under-20 duty, has until 5pm on Thursday to go on loan in pursuit of first team experience.

There was interest across the Championship in Akpom, who signed a new long-term contract at the Emirates in January, but there are only three teams left in the running to sign him.

Forest and Norwich were the early favourites but league leaders Bournemouth have made a late approach.

Akpom, who has made seven substitute appearances for Arsenal’s first team so far this season, is likely to feature in the first team for whichever side he joins.