Akpom emerging as an excellent attacking option for Arsenal

Chuba Akpom’s long affiliation with Arsenal began when he was aged just six. Approximately 15 years on, Akpom is now beginning to establish himself in the Gunners first-team set-up, after patiently waiting for the opportunity to do so. After joining Arsenal towards the end of 2001, Akpom developed into one of the best finishers in the club’s youth academy, before signing his first professional contract with the Gunners during October 2012. Subsequently although involved in Arsenal’s senior squad, Akpom has made just seven competitive appearances for the club in all competitions,…

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Leaked images of Arsenal squad in FIFA 16: Alexis, Cech and Rambo all look insanely lifelike

Waiting for the latest title in the FIFA game series to be released is often agonising, and being the tail end of August the wait is almost over. And one lucky chap has managed to plug that gap by the FIFA 16 beta, which some users have been fortunate enough to get access to. Twitter user @Blindihno has managed to leak the images of a section of the Arsenal squad ahead of the new release, and we must say, we’re impressed by their likeness. Petr Cech, Alexis Sanchez, Hector Bellerin…

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Arsenal rumours: Benzema replacement lined up by Real Madrid, but Gunners face competition to land Fernando Llorente

Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: The Gunners’ hopes of landing Karim Benzema may have received a major boost, after the Daily Express reported that Real Madrid had lined up a replacement. Los Blancos reportedly want Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero should the Frenchman leave. Arsenal are reportedly set to beat Manchester United to the signing of 15-year-old Benfica goalkeeper Joao Virginia, according to the Metro. Virginia had been on trial with the Red Devils, but now appears set to move to the Emirates. Arsene Wenger may have thought…

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Arsenal gossip: THIRD Gooner extends deal and club announce striker departure

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsene Wenger has backed Petr Cech to emulate Edwin van der Sar and turn Arsenal into Premier League champions, the Daily Mirror reports. Dutch keeper van der Sar was 34 when he joined Manchester United ten years ago and helped them win four titles and the Champions League. Arsene Wenger stayed away from the beach this summer – and spent his break at the Arsenal training ground plotting the overthrow of champions Chelsea, the Daily Star reports. The Gunners boss is convinced this…

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Arsenal striker set for Emirates exit – does this mean a new face is on the way in?

Young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom is set to join Championship side Hull City on loan, where he will link up with fellow young Gunner Isaac Hayden, according to the Daily Express. It was announced on Friday that Hayden would be joining the relegated Premier League side on a season long loan deal. And while the club’s official website reported that Arsene Wenger had insisted that Akpom would not be leaving the club on a permanent deal, he has linked up with The Tigers on loan, too. Akpom had broken into…

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Five top wonder kids set to follow Liverpool new boy Joe Gomez to Premier League stardom

Following Joe Gomez‘s move from Charlton to Liverpool this weekend, we’re taking a closer look at five teenage superstars that have big future’s ahead of them in the Premier League. READ MORE: Kondogbia keen on Liverpool move Nine Premier League bargain buys Liverpool defender rejects claims he’s signed new deal Matt Targett – Southampton The Saints have a strong and prolifically productive youth academy, and the latest future star off the production line is young left-back Matt Targett. He provided cover for Ryan Bertrand in an impressive debut campaign at…

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(Video) Arsenal starlets prove the future is in good hands

Arsenal are famous for their development of young players, and though Arsene Wenger will spend countless hours this summer scouring the transfer market for new recruits, there are two very good reasons to suggest that he would be better off taking a closer look at his own training ground. READ MORE: Arturo Vidal’s agent meets with Arsenal officials after FA Cup final Arsenal send scouts to check on Sevilla hit man Southampton midfielder wants Arsenal switch Two youngsters have been in the news recently – striker Chuba Akpom and midfielder…

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