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Basic Player Info
Full Name Chuba Akpom
Nationality England
Position Attacker
Last Club Arsenal Under 19
Shirt Number 9
Career
Clubs
Arsenal Under 19 Jul 2012 - Jun 2014
Arsenal Jul 2012 - Jan 2014
Arsenal Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Arsenal Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Arsenal Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Arsenal Jul 2017 - Present
Coventry City Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Nottingham Forest Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Brighton & Hove Albion Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Hull City AFC Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
Brentford Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
Arsenal Under 23 Jul 2016 - Jan 2017
Arsenal Under 23 Jul 2017 - Present
National
England Under 21 Jan 2015 - Jun 2017
England Under 17 Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
England Under 22 Jan 2015 - Present
England Under 19 Sep 2012 - Sep 2014
Stats
Clubs
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Arsenal Under 19
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2013/2014 UEFA Youth League 6 4 0 1 2 540
2012/2013 The NextGen Series 6 4 0 540
Total 12 8 0 1 2 1080
Arsenal
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Arsenal
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Arsenal
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Arsenal
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Arsenal
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Coventry City
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Nottingham Forest
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Brighton & Hove Albion
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Hull City AFC
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Brentford
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Arsenal Under 23
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Arsenal Under 23
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National
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England Under 22
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Season Tournament Appearances Goals Assists Yellow Cards Red Cards Minutes Played
2015 World Youth Festival Toulon 5 2 0 0 0 318
Total 5 2 0 0 0 318
England Under 21
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England Under 19
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England Under 17
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Chuba Akpom Latest News & Articles

EPL 2016/17: Alex Iwobi says he rejected West Ham United for Arsenal
EPL 2016/17: Alex Iwobi says he rejected West Ham United for Arsenal
Iwobi has been one of the brightest finds for the Gunners last season.
Chuba Akpom stays at Arsenal
Chuba Akpom stays at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger is set to keep hold of Chuba Akpom until he signs a striker.
Alexis Sanchez could miss Arsenal's league opener against Liverpool
Alexis Sanchez could miss Arsenal's league opener against Liverpool
Arsenal's hopes of mounting a title challenge on a high hit by Alexis Sanchez injury news.
Scout Report: Will Chuba Akpom make the grade at Arsenal?
Scout Report: Will Chuba Akpom make the grade at Arsenal?
19-year-old Arsenal striker Akpom emerged from the Arsenal academy but he has some big boots to fill
5 youngsters who should get first team opportunities at Arsenal in 2015/16
5 youngsters who should get first team opportunities at Arsenal in 2015/16
Francis Coquelin and Hector Bellerin had breakthrough seasons at Arsenal in 2014/15 season Every season Wenger endeavours to give chances to the y ...
Top transfer rumours of the day – January 27, 2015
Top transfer rumours of the day – January 27, 2015
The January transfer window has reached it’s fourth and final week. In the first few weeks, football fans all over the world were exposed to tre ...
4 Arsenal youngsters destined to play in the senior squad
4 Arsenal youngsters destined to play in the senior squad
Arsenal fans across the world certainly have plenty at the moment to be cheerful about as they rejoice in the glory of the FA Cup win, celebrate Wen ...
Chuba Akpom: 10 facts about Arsenal's young striker
Chuba Akpom: 10 facts about Arsenal's young striker
Arsenal - Looking ahead to the second half of the season
Arsenal - Looking ahead to the second half of the season
4 most promising Arsenal youngsters currently
4 most promising Arsenal youngsters currently
Five best academy players to emerge from EPL clubs in the last few years
Five best academy players to emerge from EPL clubs in the last few years
Top 5 Arsenal youth prospects to watch out for
Top 5 Arsenal youth prospects to watch out for
Arsenal’s youth system has produced some great player’s over the years, including the likes of Tony Adams, Liam Brady, Ashley Cole and now both Jake Wilshere and Wojciech Szczesny as of recent. The Gunners are also amazing at bringing in young talent and turning them into world class superstars, take Cesc Fabregas for example. Here […]The post Top Five Arsenal Youth Prospects To Watch Out For appeared first on IntoTheTopCorner.
Who needs Suarez or Higuain when Arsenal have Chuba Akpom?
Who needs Suarez or Higuain when Arsenal have Chuba Akpom?
I exaggerate a bit of course, but such is my despair at missing out on Higuain and my disdain for our pursuit of Suarez that I can't resist talking up this beast, this man-child, this seventeen-year old savant on whose slender but strong shoulders the future of Arsenal (and of the Three Lions) may rest. I don't think I exaggerate when I suggest that he might be one of the most exciting young prospects to come down the Arsenal pipeline in a while. His combination of size, speed, and touch on the ball are at times breath-taking.His potential is so vast that, I'll freely admit, just typing him up gives me goose-bumps. Check this compilation from XavierGooner14 and tell me you've not become a true-believer. The lad seems to already bring a complete package to the field, and his progress through the ranks is remarkable. To wit: he made his debut with Arsenal's U18s at 15 and frequently leads the attack for our U21s and England's U19s. He's still only 17, by the way.Before we engage in a breathless, fanboy run-down of his qualities, here's a quick listing of some of his achievements, offered in no particular order of importance:four goals in three games on the Asia Tour, including a a late game-winner vs. Urawa Red diamond.six goals in seven games for England's U19s.five goals in thirteen games for Englansd's U17s.ten goals in ten games for Arsenal's U21 Premier League Elite Group (including braces against Man U, Spurs, and Wolverhampton).Simply put, he has a nose for goal, and a left foot, a right foot, and a head. Such is his growing reputation that he was brought up to sit on the bench for the second leg against Olympiakos in the Champions League group stage (by which point Arsenal had qualified for the round of 16) to give him a glimpse of the first-team in action (in all fairness, the "first team" did include Squillaci and Chamakh). Seeing his fellow Academy players Jernade Meade and Martin Angha see time on the pitch must have motivated Akpom to push his game to the next level; he went on to decimate the U21 Premier League Elite Group with those aforementioned 10 goals in 10 games. Without making any direct comparisons, that's 0.01 goals per minute, compared to Luis Suarez's 0.007 goals per minute in the Premier League. Put another way, Akpom is 1.5 times better than Suarez. I kid. Suffice it to say that the U21 Elite Group is not the Prem. On the other hand, Akpom has been immersed in the Arsenal Way since 'round about the age of six.Let's set Suarez to the side for now and focus on the emerging, exquisite beauty that is Akpom. He is huge, standing 1.83m (6') and, again, at 17, might still have a growth spurt or two left in him. Whereas my previous post on Gedion Zelalem extolled his slight frame as a virtue (as it would encourage him to develop other skills), Akpom seems already well on his way to relying on virtues other than size to achieve. As you can see from the video, he doesn't merely shoulder his way past defenders, relying on brainless brawn to create (and convert) opportunities. Instead, he seems to bring an intuitive sense of position, balance, and timing to the game, such that he seems to know just where to be and when. These are qualities that are difficult to instill, but Akpom seems to have absorbed them already. While other players have resorted to size at the expense of developing actual touch or skill, Akpom has raised his game by looking to use his head as well as his size.Still dubious? Check his deft bit of footwork in the video at the 46-second or again at the 1:24  or again at the 2:21 mark. It's hardly Ronaldinho, but it's quicker footwork than we've seen from a center-forward in a while. It might be a while before we see him appear in the Prem, but given what he's shown, it'll be sooner rather than later that we see him at the Emirates. It's far too soon to anointing anyone, but Akpom should certainly make a few cameos in the league cup, perhaps the FA Cup, and maybe even the Champions League group stage if possible.Whichever way you slice it, consider how delicious it would be to see Akpom shouldering aside or speeding past Terry, Vidic, or Kompany to score—he's done it again and again against other defenders. He might be a few years away from featuring, and he may not be the saviour we're looking for in the short term, but, in these uncertain times, it is reassuring and, yes, inspiring to think of him terrorizing the Prem. Keep bringing it, Chuba, and we'll be chanting your name from here to kingdom-come.Last but not least, the 2012-13 YAMA Awards for Best Arsenal bloggers, writers, and tweeters looks set to close soon--I hope you'll consider voting for Woolwich 1886 in the "Best New Arsenal Blog" category. Thanks!
Video: Vietnam vs Arsenal 1-7 All Goals and Highlights
Video: Vietnam vs Arsenal 1-7 All Goals and Highlights
Five young players to watch in Arsenal’s tour of Asia
Five young players to watch in Arsenal’s tour of Asia
Top 5 players to watch out for during Arsenal’s preseason tour. It was a bizarre season for Wenger and his men. The season started brightly but started to fizzle out midway. Still Arsenal managed to finish above North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspurs. Moving forward, now the Gunners are off to Asia for their preseason tour.   For us, lot of first team players like Giroud and Chamberlain along with youngsters such as Chuba Akpom and Ryo Miyaichi will be hoping to have an impact. The Gunners have named several youngsters in the preseason squad – Promising midfielders Kristoffer Olsson and Gedion Zelalem have been included in the travelling party. Chuks Aneke, Thomas Eisfeld and Serge Gnabry have also made the trip, but there is no place for Nico Yennaris and Damian Martinez in the squad who have been left home and will take on Conference South Side, Sutton United today. So which five should we keep an eye on? 1) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain We start with the former Saints man. The perilous winger is known for his agility and guile to tear down opposition defences. He had a remarkable second season at Arsenal Football Club but fizzled out in his second season. Chamberlain made 25 appearances in the league this season, out of which only 11 were starts and contributed to a mere four goals for The Gunners this season; scoring one and assisting three. The former Saints man ended the season on a high with a top notch performance against Newcastle in a defensive midfield role. The 2013 – 2014 season will be a colossal season for the young winger. Chamberlain will be hoping to make a mark during Arsenal’s preseason tour.   2) Aaron Ramsey This will seem like an outlandish inclusion to most of you. For me, Ramsey has to be on this list – simply because he needs to go forward from here if he is to become a world class player. The Welshman started the season poorly but since the turn of the year he has been one of the best Arsenal players. Ramsey has cemented his place in the side alongside Spaniard Mikel Arteta in holding midfield. This is a job Ramsey has always fancied to do. He loves the club and always puts in his best on the pitch. 3) Chuba Akpom The teenage striker has caught the eye of many and has earned various plaudits this season. Adding to that, Chuba is Arsenal through and through. He loves the club and has the potential to become a top class striker. Akpom had a remarkable 12/13 season at the North London club. The teenage sensation ended the season on a high by scoring 12 goals in his last 10 appearances and taking his goal tally of the season up to 20 goals in 24 games over all. This summer he will hope to get some chances and grab some goals for the first team. 4) Serge Gnabry The young German has already received many plaudits for his preseason performances for The Gunners last season and he even made several appearances for the Arsenal first team. Gnabry has had an imposing season at the club and is one of the pinnacle talents at the club. The young German forward will be looking to get some game time during Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Asia and a steady pre-season could be the harbinger. 5) Ryo Miyaichi Initially I had planned to reserve this spot for Gedion Zelalem then I started to think deeply and came to the conclusion that this parlous winger should be included in this article. Ryo had a good loan spell at Bolton but his time at Wigan was mostly injury ravaged and he never really got a good run of games at Wigan. Ryo has always had the talent and the other ingredients to become a top player but it has really clicked for him. This is his chance to shine at his homeland and he will hope to put all his injury woes aside. Follow Harsh Tell us what you think! If you agree, or have a different view, you can leave a comment below with your name or why not write your own response on YouWrite?
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