AFC Fylde sign Shrewsbury Town attacker Arthur Gnahoua on loan

AFC Fylde have signed  forward Arthur Gnahoua from Shrewsbury Town in a loan deal which runs until January 14.

Monday, 26th November 2018, 6:13 pm
Updated Monday, 26th November 2018, 6:25 pm
Arthur Gnahoua on the attack for Shrewsbury against Blackpool last season

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The 26-year-old made 22 appearances last season for a Shrews side which finished third in League One and scored three goals, though he has managed only one league appearance so far in 2018-19.He joined the Shrews in the summer of 2017 following stints with Stalybridge Celtic, Macclesfield Town and Kidderminster Harriers, where he scored 19 goals in 60 appearances and was a team-mate of Fylde's Jordan Tunnicliffe and Zaine Francis-Angol.Gnahoua said: “Playing with them before was great and there was a great team spirit, so I’m looking forward to joining up with them again.“For me, there’s nothing better than scoring, so that’s my aim when I’m here to get amongst the goals. The facilities here are great, and the players were very welcoming at training.“I like to get on the ball and try to beat people and score goals – but hopefully I can give Danny Rowe plenty of chances to score too!”Manager Dave Challinor has been looking to add an attacker since Joe Cardle's departure three weeks ago and is pleased to get his man.The Fylde boss said: “We tried to get him in on a couple of occasions actually. He’s a player with lots of ability that will provide us great flexibility.“He’s naturally strong on the left but he’s comfortable on the right too. He’s powerful, creative and will add goals.“What we’ve missed compared to last season is pace, either going beyond Rowey or stretching the game for him.”“We’ve had to counteract this with playing Rowey slightly wider, but with his tendency to come to the ball we need someone to run beyond – and Arthur’s pace can offer just that.”Gnahoua comes into the squad for Tuesday's visit to Hartlepool United.