Bye Joe Brewin

Chuks Aneke wants another crack at the first team after making his debut in the Carling Cup victory over Shrewsbury two weeks ago.

The powerful midfielder came on for a brief cameo against the League Two outfit in the Third Round and admits the experience has left him wanting more.

Aneke did his hopes no harm with a Man of the Match performance in Monday night’s Reserves clash with Swansea at Underhill and he hopes Arsène Wenger was suitably impressed.

“Hopefully I have got a chance but we will see how the boss approaches the game because Bolton are a Premier League side and he might go with an experienced team,” Aneke told Arsenal.com.

“Everybody wants to get into the squad at the moment.”

The 18-year-old admitted the butterflies took hold before he entered the fray against Shrewbury – but only briefly.

“It was a fantastic experience to get the whole feel of playing at the Emirates and I got a few minutes coming off the bench so I was happy,” said Aneke.

“I was very nervous. Sitting on the bench I wasn't really but once I got onto the sidelines I started to get nervous. When I stepped on the pitch the nerves went and it was just like a normal game to me.

“When you are standing on the side of the pitch you look around and see all the fans there but when you step out onto the pitch it is just a normal game like I said. You just want to start playing football.

“I got the orders to come on when I had been warming up for quite a long time,” he added. “He [the boss] just told me what my instructions at corners were and then I got told to go on the pitch.”

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