Chuba Akpom has joined Brighton on loan until the end of the season.

In a statement on the official Brighton site, manager, Chris Hughton said, “As soon as we allowed Elvis Manu to go out on loan we knew we wanted to add to the forward area, so we are delighted to bring in someone of Chuba’s calibre.

“He is a young talent who gained valuable experience with Hull in the Championship last season, will give us really good pace in the forward areas and complement the other strikers at the club.

“We fought off competition from other clubs to sign Chuba, and we would like to thank Arsenal for the opportunity of working with him for the rest of the season.”

Arsenal’s statement about the 21-year-old was the standard fare that the put out when a player leaves on loan.

Last season, Akpom played in 35 Championship games with Hull, 16 of which were starts, while averaging 51 minutes per game. He played a total of 41 games last season, amassing 2,152 minutes (52.5 per game on average over all competitions).

Akpom has one appearance for Arsenal this season – in the EFL Cup against Nottingham Forest. He grabbed one assist in that match. In his four Premier League 2 games, he has scored three and assisted one.