Arsenal boss Wenger impressed by youngster Chuba Akpom

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is impressed by teenage striker Chuba Akpom.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is impressed by teenage striker Chuba Akpom.

Akpom has already scored three goals for Noel Blake’s England Under-19 side this season, and has forced himself into Terry Burton’s Arsenal Under-21 side.

“He has personality [and] he has quality,” Wenger told Arsenal Player.

“I wanted him to be with the first team, taste what it is [to be involved] in a Champions League game, and hopefully he will join us very quickly. It could happen very soon.

“He’s more a guy who likes to participate in the build up, a guy who is brave, a guy who makes good runs and is not a typical goal chaser.

“Where he must improve is to finish things off. But he creates for others, he creates for himself, and just needs to be a bit calmer for the finishing. That’s something he will get easily."

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