Chuks Aneke made his breakthrough into the Reserve team last season and put in some solid midfield performances while continuing to impress in the Under-18s.

The midfielder also chipped in with some important goals, such as his two headers in the FA Youth Cup Third Round clash with Crewe Alexandra. In addition to that, Youth-team strikers Benik Afobe, Luke Freeman and Roarie Deacon all gave credit to Aneke for helping them move their goals tally into double figures last term.

He continued to rise up the England youth international ranks to but had to return home from the European Under-17 Championships because of injury.

CHUKS ANEKE- 2009/10 SEASON STATS
Competition Appearances Goals
Premier Reserve League 4 1
FA Youth Cup 2 2
Premier Academy League 24 6
Totals 30 9

SOUNDBITE
"My season has got better as it has gone on and I am playing with a lot of confidence. I work a lot on my finishing after training. I have scored quite a lot of goals recently but I have the chances to score a lot more and that is my target."

FINEST MOMENT
A sublime strike for the Reserves against Portsmouth in the final game of the season. The midfielder collected the ball in the centre of the pitch, controlled with his right foot and took a few steps forward before shifting onto his left foot to power into the top corner. It was simply unstoppable

09/10 Arsenal Yth 3-3 Crewe Yth - Aneke

Aneke scored twice against Crewe in the FA Youth Cup

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