Steve Bruce has waxed lyrical about Chuba Akpom after the young striker made an immediate impact to his loan spell at Hull City.
He got off the mark last week with goals in his first two games (against Huddersfield and Accrington Stanley in the Capital One Cup), and he was unlucky not to score against his Arsenal teammate Emi Martinez, during the 1-1 draw with Wolves on Sunday.
Highly rated at the Emirates, and given a new contract at the end of last season, the Hull manager was forthcoming in his praise for the 19 year old.
“Chuba has a chance, doesn’t he? Wow!”
“He has a lot to do and a lot to learn, but, in terms of raw talent, you don’t have to watch him long to realise the natural ability that he has. Only a few are blessed with that.
“He has to learn and this league will teach him that. Had he scored, that would have been three in three for him. It’s been a wonderful start.
“He turns round and runs at defenders, that is when it is tough for the opposition. He has an outstanding chance because of his ability.”
So, a promising start to his Hull City loan spell – and just what he needed after failing to score in previous temporary moves to Nottingham Forest, Coventry and Brentford.
Let’s hope he keeps it up.