In form Bournemouth striker has revealed that he was not given the chance to prove himself at the Emirates, according to Sportsmole.
The striker did not make a single first team appearance for the Gunners before he made the move to Wolvehampton wanderer’s about a year ago and he has now blamed lack of a “fair chance” at the Emirates for his exit.
Speaking with the Guardian, Afobe said:
“I love them, love everyone at Arsenal, but it would have been nice to have got my chance because, to be honest, I don’t think I got a fair chance in the first team.”
“I never made an appearance while there have been players who haven’t had great Arsenal careers who played five or 10 games, but that’s a story for another day.
“Maybe it was better to leave Arsenal without playing a game because everyone knows I didn’t get a chance. If I had played four or five games and was terrible, you start thinking you are an Arsenal reject. For me it was just that the chance didn’t come.”
Afobe also revealed that he was not given an explanatory phone call or invited back to the Emirates to say goodbye when his switch to Molineux was finalised during a successful loan spell at MK Dons.
“I could probably have asked but I didn’t want to hear anything,” he added. “I thought, ‘I’m confident, scoring goals, I don’t need to hear anything negative.”
Afobe has bagged three goals in as many games since moving to Bournemouth in the last winter transfer window and his impressive performances for Eddie Howe’s side has caused people to ask why Arsene Wenger who is renowned for giving academy player’s the chance to excel at Arsenal missed the trick with Afobe. Well, you can’t get it right every time, can you?.