Chuks Aneke has joined League One side Preston North End on loan until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who enjoyed a loan spell with Stevenage earlier this season, will team up once again with Graham Westley, who took the England youth international to Broadhall Way before taking charge at Deepdale.

The Newham-born youngster joins fellow Arsenal loanee Rhys Murphy at North End as he looks to gain further valuable first-team experience.

Aneke signed a new contract with the Gunners last June and has had a breakthrough 2011/12 season.

He made his competitive first-team debut as a second-half substitute in September’s 3-1 Carling Cup victory over Shrewsbury Town and has also become a key component of Neil Banfield’s Reserves side, for whom he has scored six times in 10 appearances this term.

Everyone at Arsenal wishes Chuks the best of luck during his time with Preston North End.

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22 Mar 2012