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Gunners star Van Persie praises Afobe

Arsenal striker Robin Van Persie has come in for considerable praise for Reading`s Benik Afobe.

The 19-year old signed on loan until the end of the season from Arsenal yesterday and many have openly praised the forward's abiltiies. Van Persie, arguably the best forward in England at the moment, spoke about his return from injury and his current potential.

The 28-year old told an Arsenal Matchday programme: 'When you are young you just want to be playing, improving your game and making your career and he was denied that for a long time. To come back as he has done is tremendous - he is a fantastic lad, a really good character to have in the squad and a player I genuinely rate, so I'm really proud of him.'

'I watched him in training last week while I was doing my warm-down and he looked really strong and quick, a proper English striker who holds the ball up well and works very hard. He absolutely loves his football and treats it very seriously. That is the main thing for a young footballer - if you really love the game like he does then you will make it, and he has everything to become a great player.'


Afobe has had good luck messages on Twitter from the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jack Wilshere on his move. However, he is unlikely to start tomorrow's game at Blackpool, with Noel Hunt and Simon Church likely to start up front.




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Date:Friday March 23 2012

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