MX23RW : Thursday, February 25 19:05:44| >> :120:7812:7812:
Jul 15, 2015 at 1.30pm UK at Singapore National Stadium
Singha All Star XISingha All Star XI
FT(HT: 0-1)
Akpom (30', 76' pen., 79'), Wilshere (60' pen.)

Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom hoping to push on this season

Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom is hopeful that he can break into the first team this season.

Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom has revealed that he hopes to take his pre-season form into the new Premier League campaign.

The striker, 19, scored a hat-trick for the Gunners on Wednesday as they beat Singha All Star XI in Singapore.

Akpom hopes that his exploits on the pitch and in training have caught the eye of manager Arsene Wenger and will help him break into the first team this term.

"I'm buzzing for the hat-trick but most importantly I'm buzzing for the win," he told the club's official website. "It was a good team performance but it was even better to get a hat-trick. I'm just hoping I can carry on my form for the rest of the pre-season and take it into the season.

"You've got to give 100% because you don't get this chance often, so when you get it you have to make the most of it. Hopefully the boss has seen that I've been working hard in training, that I've been working hard on the pitch, and hopefully I can get more game time in the season."

Akpom spent the final two months of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, playing seven games for the Championship club.


Click here for more stories about Chuba Akpom

Click here for more stories about Arsenal

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Chuba Akpom of Arsenal in action during the Emirates Cup match between Arsenal and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium on August 3, 2014
Read Next:
Result: Akpom hat-trick eases Arsenal into final
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
1Manchester CityMan City25185250153559
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd25147453322149
3Leicester CityLeicester25154644271749
4West Ham UnitedWest Ham25136639291045
8Aston Villa23113937261136
9Tottenham HotspurSpurs24106837271036
10Leeds UnitedLeeds25112124343035
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2596102632-633
13Crystal Palace2595112943-1432
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2551192632-626
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2574142643-1725
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom2528151955-3614
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2532201541-2611

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!