PAOK SALONIKA host Chelsea to kick off their Europa League marketing campaign.

And whereas they don’t seem to be anticipated hassle the English outfit, they’ve a former Premier League striker of their midst in Chuba Akpom.

 Chuba Akpom has played four times for PAOK since joining in the summer

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Chuba Akpom has performed 4 occasions for PAOK since becoming a member of in the summertime

Why is Chuba Akpom taking part in for PAOK?

The 22-year-old Londoner is seeking to get his profession again on monitor after years of stalling.

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Akpom joined the Greek outfit in August, making his debut off the bench in a house win towards Asteras Tripolis.

He was as soon as towards used in its place of their 1-Zero victory over Panionios within the Greek Tremendous League.

The previous England youth worldwide was concerned in each legs of their Champions League qualifying defeat to Benfica final month.

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When did Chuba Akpom go away Arsenal?

Akpom joined the Gunners on the age of six, rising by their ranks and making his aggressive debut in September 2013 in a Premier League encounter with Sunderland.

However he managed simply three extra appearances within the English top-flight, earlier than being allowed to maneuver to Greece on a free switch in the summertime.

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Since turning skilled at Arsenal, Akpom had mortgage spells at six golf equipment, together with Brentford, Nottingham Forest, Hull Metropolis and Brighton – however failed to determine himself as a daily.

 Akpom struggled to get regular game time at Arsenal, ending a 16-year association in the summer

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Akpom struggled to get common sport time at Arsenal, ending a 16-year affiliation in the summertime
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