Date: 8th February 2014 at 11:12pm
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Wednesday boss Stuart Gray has thanked Arsenal for allowing young striker Benik Afobe to move to Hillsborough on loan.

Afobe made the switch to South Yorkshire before last weekend’s last-gasp win over Barnsley, in which he made his debut, and has made a big impact since his arrival.

The striker scored his first goal for the Owls and also won a penalty in the 2-0 win against Reading, one of his former loan clubs, in the Championship on Saturday.

And Gray is delighted to have the 20-year-old board. ‘I’m grateful to Arsenal for letting us have Afobe,’ he said. ‘He’s got real talent and caused Reading a lot of problems with his pace and power.’

Afobe was brought in to plug the gap left by Connor Wickham, who had a successful loan spell at S6 but was recalled by Sunderland last month.