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Chuba Akpom

Promising striker Chuba will spend this season on loan with Hull City in the Championship, after featuring seven times for the Arsenal first team last term.

He was involved from the bench in the Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup, but it was with the under-21s that he really caught the eye.

Chuba Akpom Profile

Born October 09, 1995
Position: Striker
Squad Number: 32
Previous Club(s) Brentford (loan), Coventry City (loan)

He scored nine times in 11 appearances at that level, and then joined Nottingham Forest on loan in March. He featured on a further seven occasions for the City Ground club, starting five matches.

Born in Newham, Chuba came through Arsenal’s Hale End academy before making his debut along with Mesut Ozil in September 2013. He signed a new long-term contract with the club in 2015. An England youth international with a true goalscoring instinct, he scored a hat-trick against the Singapore Select XI during the pre-season Barclays Asia Trophy.

Chuba Akpom's Arsenal Career

  Prem Lge Europe FA Cup Lge Cup C. Shield Total
Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
2014-2015 0 + 3 0 0 0 0 + 3 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 + 7 0
Total 0 + 3 0 0 0 0 + 3 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 + 7 0

My Year

  • 2015/16
  • 2014/15


Chuba scored a hat-trick in Arsenal’s Barclays Asia Trophy opener against a Singapore Select XI. The young striker also made substitute appearances against Everton, Lyon and Wolfsburg. Speaking after scoring a hat-trick, Chuba said: “I’ve been at Arsenal since I was six years old, so that’s a few years and I really want to stay here. This season could be a big season for me and with a lot of hard work it could be a breakthrough season for me. The main thing is to stay here and I think the loans have helped me gain experience. I’m just getting better every time.”


After making his third Arsenal appearance in September when he was an 86th-minute substitute in the Gunners’ 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat against Southampton, Chuba did not feature for the first team in October but was a regular for the under-21s.


Chuba did not feature for the first team in November.


Chuba did not feature for the first team in December but was an unused substitute in the wins at Galatasaray and West Ham United.


Chuba played for the first team three times in January, coming on for the final six minutes against Southampton and Hull City before playing the last 20 minutes at Brighton & Hove Albion. “I’m really feeling part of the team,” the striker told Arsenal Player after the Southampton defeat. “I’m starting to train with them a bit more and I’m getting more of a feel about how it is to be on the bench.”


Chuba played three times in February, winning a penalty for Santi Cazorla to convert against Aston Villa before making brief substitute appearances against Tottenham and Middlesbrough. The forward also signed a new long-term contract with the club. Speaking ahead of the Middlesbrough game, Chuba said: “It’s really hard physically, mentally, everything. To make the step from the reserves to the first team is really hard as well, so it’s going to take a while to get used to but I’m really enjoying it and most importantly I think I’m capable of it.”


Chuba did not feature for the first team in March.


Chuba did not feature for the first team in May.