Promising striker Chuba returned to Arsenal last summer after a successful year on loan with Hull City in the Championship.
His first full season of senior football got off to the perfect start; the England youth international scored in each of his first two games – wins over Huddersfield and Accrington Stanley – and went on to lead the Tigers’ front line for the next month.
Chuba Akpom Profile
October 09, 1995
|Previous Club(s)||Brentford (loan), Coventry City (loan), Hull City (loan)|
Chuba also claimed his first professional hat-trick during his time with Hull, scoring all three goals as Steve Bruce’s side beat Bury to set up an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.
Although Hull were knocked out of the competition after losing 4-0 in the replay at KC Stadium, the striker would still get his taste of success at Wembley when he helped the Tigers beat Sheffield Wednesday in the play-off final to gain promotion to the Premier League.
Born in east London, Chuba joined the club’s Hale End aged six, progressing through the ranks to make his Arsenal debut alongside Mesut Ozil in September 2013. He then spent time on loan with Brentford, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest and signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners in 2015.
Having represented England since under-16 level, Chuba marked his first two under-21s appearances with goals in the young Lions’ European Championship qualifying wins over Kazakhstan and Switzerland last season.
Chuba Akpom's Arsenal Career
|Prem Lge||Europe||FA Cup||Lge Cup||C. Shield||Total|
|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|