The 18-year-old admitted the butterflies took hold before he entered the fray against Shrewsbury â€“ but only briefly.
â€śIt was a fantastic experience to get the whole feel of playing at the Emirates and I got a few minutes coming off the bench so I was happy,â€ť Aneke told arsenal.com.
â€śI was very nervous. Sitting on the bench I wasn't really but once I got onto the sidelines I started to get nervous. When I stepped on the pitch the nerves went and it was just like a normal game to me.
â€śWhen you are standing on the side of the pitch you look around and see all the fans there but when you step out onto the pitch it is just a normal game like I said. You just want to start playing football."