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According to reports from the Birmingham Mail claims Arsenal are prepared to send England U21 international Chuba Akpon on a deal to Aston Villa this January transfer window.
The 21-year-old has failed to break into the Arsenal first team after suffering a back injury which slowed his progress.
It is believed Akpon is keen on the deal happening soon as he hopes on getting more play time with his former boss Steve Bruce who coached him at Hull City last season.
Speaking of their link up, Akpom said to the Daily Mail: “We are close. We get along. He understands me, and tells me when I have gone wrong and when I have gone right.”
The Hale End Academy product previously enjoyed loan spells with Brentford, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest.