Arsenal youngster stars as England see off the Danes

The England U19s took on Denmark at Doncaster last night, and the star of the show was Arsenal’s young striker Chuba Akpom, who scored two goals despite only playing the first 45 minutes. His replacement, Reading’s Dominic Samuel, scored the third in the 3-1 win.

This means that Akpom has now scored five goals in four games for England this season, which augurs well for his future at Arsenal. He is now practically certain to be chosen for the European Championship Qualifiers later this year against Belgium, Scotland and Georgia although he isn’t taking it for granted just yet.

He said: “I’m really excited about the qualifiers. That’s why we play these friendlies, to try and impress and get into the squads.

“There are a lot of good players fighting to go, so hopefully I can play well enough to get into the squad.”

“There is a big difference between domestic and international football.

“When you play with England, it’s all the best players available and it’s tougher.

“There’s more competition and when you play against other countries, you’re playing against their best as well.

“So it puts you up against your own standards, to see how good you are. I think it’s a really good competition.”

Akpom is only 17 and only signed his first professional contract with Arsenal three months ago, and it looks like he could be the next young Englishman to join Wenger’s British revolution at the Emirates. He certainly looks like one for the future if he carries on performing like that!

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11 thoughts on “Arsenal youngster stars as England see off the Danes

  1. youngold gunner

    JACK WILSHERE e.t.c all under the age of 22.Greatness

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  2. braaf

    What Wenger has been trying to do for a while now was to build a super squad from scratch with talented youngsters. However, teams like Man city, Man u and Barca have ruined his plans. We must hold on to our young stars if his plan is to succeed in the future.

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  3. Emmanuel

    @ braaf – Do not worry. It is a matter of time and the dream would materialise. If you look well, you will see that it is already happening. Gunners 4 life.

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  4. bashman

    @braaf i dont blame those clubs i blame the traitors who abandoned ship after arsenal done so much for them. its a set back but arsenal will get over it

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  5. Bolly

    Seen Chuba play pre season at Borehamwood Wood and recently at Colney and he was very impressive especially for a 16 year old! A very skillfull lad indeed.

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  6. NickTheYank

    This kid is a future star! I can see the link up between him & JW10 for years!!!! Eisfeld & Gnabryare the two others along with Akpom that I think will see first team action soonest if our youth.

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    i think that aneke, campbell, afobe, ebecillio has all the change to make it to the top too

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