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Iwobi tips Akpom to be next Arsenal star

October 11, 2016
Chuba Akpom

The Super Eagles forward has tipped his compatriot to break into the Gunners’ first team

Arsenal wonderkid Alex Iwobi has tipped Chuba Akpom to make the Gunners first team from the club’s academy.

The 20-year-old forward broke through the first team ranks last season and was impressive against Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the Uefa Champions League.

He is convinced that fellow academy mate Akpom can also perform similar feat under Arsene Wenger having featured for the first team n the English Football League Cup win over Nottingham Forest.

“I don’t really know who to expect, because you never know who will come through. But I’d say Chuba Akpom will be the next to join,” Iwobi told FourFourTwo.

“He and Glen Kamara are probably my best friends at the club.

“I’ve known Chuba since I was about three years old – I used to play Sunday League with him for Rippleway in Newham, and now we’re still at Arsenal together.

“Glen came at U16s and he’s just a joker of the team – I’m really close with him,” he concluded.

Akpom has already made ten senior appearances for the Gunners since 2013/14 season despite loan spells at various clubs including Brentford, Coventry, Nottingham Forest and Hull City.

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