Despite being young enough, at 18-years old, to play for the Arsenal under 18 team, Chuba Akpom is firmly established in the under 21s and if he keeps on going the way he has been of late, it will not be too long before he is involved in the first team squads as well.
The young Gunner has fired five goals in his last two games, following up a hat-trick against West Brom with the only ywo goals of the game last night against Aston Villa, the highlights of which can be seen on Arsenal Player. Akpom recently broke the club’s 10 metre sprint record held by Theo Walcott, but he is not just about pace. There is plenty of power and technical ability to his game as well and if he can keep finding the back of the net, how long will it be before Wenger thinks about promoting him on a regular basis?
There was more good news from last night’s Arsenal under 21 game as well, with Abou Diaby completing the full 90 minutes and coming through unscathed as he continues to build towards a proper comeback. The French midfielder had completed the first half of the previous game and with a few more games under his belt, he could be appearing on a pitch near you soon.
Arsenal have their first Capital One cup game of the season against Southampton on Tuesday September 23rd, so don’t be surprised to see Diaby and the prolific young Akpom in action against the Saints. The youngster certainly looks to have a bright future ahead of him with Arsenal.