Arsenal's Chuba Akpom set to join Isaac Hayden at Hull City

Chuba Akpom
Striker Chuba Akpom has made 26 career appearances without scoring

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is set to follow team-mate Isaac Hayden to Championship side Hull City on a season-long loan deal.

Akpom, 19, scored a hat-trick for the Gunners in pre-season and manager Arsene Wenger said he would not be sent out on loan.

Earlier on Friday, 20-year-old Hayden, who can play in defence or midfield, made the season-long move to Hull.

Both players are England Under-20 internationals.

"It's exactly what I need at this stage of my career," Hayden told the club website.

"This club is an ambitious one, so to be part of this is a great opportunity. It's a chance for me to prove myself."

He has played twice for the Gunners - both in the League Cup.

Akpom has had previous spells at Brentford, Coventry and Nottingham Forest, making a total of 26 career appearances without finding the net.

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