By Joe Brewin

Chuks Aneke believes the time could soon be right for him to head out on loan.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a successful three-year spell in the Reserves under the stewardship of Neil Banfield but is keen to take his game to the next level – even if it means spending some time away from Arsenal.

“Personally I would like a little bit of a loan spell to experience some first-team football,” Aneke told

“At the moment I am playing for the Reserves and I would like to get myself some first-team football as well.

“I think I am good enough now so hopefully I can get a loan but we will see how things work out.”

The likes of Jack Wilshere, Francis Coquelin and Benik Afobe have all returned from loan spells over the last two seasons. The latter is a close friend of Aneke’s and the midfielder has heard good things about Afobe’s time with League One outfit Huddersfield.

“He had a lot of positive things to say [about the move]. It was a good experience for him and obviously he got a couple of goals there too,” he said.

“The style of play there is different and he had to adapt but he has come back and I have seen the changes in him. I am ready for a little bit of that.”

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    5 Oct 2011