Bruce wowed by Akpom impact

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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.

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Ed
Ed
4 years ago

Good luck Akpom. Hope you make it back to our first team soon.

1nil2theboys
1nil2theboys
4 years ago

Yes Steve,his talent’s as plain as the nose on your face!
Love the Choob Strike headline.Hope we see it for many years to come at the Arsenal.

J Bird
J Bird
4 years ago
Reply to  1nil2theboys

There’s no need for that. Steve Bruce comes across as a nice bloke. Arsene is always willing to do him a favour and I trust Arsene’s judgement. Brucey is cool with me.

Le Jim
Le Jim
4 years ago
Reply to  J Bird

Also looks cuddly like Santa, so it’s a double-plus for me!

Martin Finley
Martin Finley
4 years ago
Reply to  J Bird

Agree, Bruce seems like a good man and he allways speaks warmly of Arsene and has on numerous occasions defended Arsene in times when our manager has received alot of flak.

Tomek
Tomek
4 years ago
Reply to  Martin Finley

A strong defender of convicted sex offenders too. Good ole boy.

Bill
Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  1nil2theboys

He does have a big nose though.

RamseyMidfieldNightmare
RamseyMidfieldNightmare
4 years ago

Hope he gets promoted with Hull then he could have a go in the PL with them.

ajmal
4 years ago

Steve Bruce will be always remembered as the manager who got the best out of Lord Bendtner. I hear that Wolfsburg is considering Bruce as their next manager just to get the best out of Lord Bendtner.

RamseyMidfieldNightmare
RamseyMidfieldNightmare
4 years ago
Reply to  ajmal

Don’t jinx it please.

Arseology - Reloaded
Arseology - Reloaded
4 years ago
Reply to  ajmal

It was Bruce’s daughter that got the best out of TGSTEL

Toure Motors
Toure Motors
4 years ago

Looks like mrs doubtfire is aboard the akpom express ; chuba chuba chuba chuba choo choo

Springbank 1962
Springbank 1962
4 years ago

It was enjoyable to see Afobe v Akpom the other day.

Even nicer that Akpom was the more impressive.

Unnecessarilystupid
Unnecessarilystupid
4 years ago

With Martinez and Hayden involved as well. Most enjoyable Championship game I’ve watched in a long time/

Apostolos
Apostolos
4 years ago

Couldn’t agree more, I watched that Hull game as well. Akpom’s energy is awesome, when he gets out on the wings with his speed & strength(& at 19) other defenders just can’t handle him. The funny part about this game though was Jelavic getting in Akpom’s face about not passing him the ball(Akpom did shoot rather then pass to Jelavic 2-3 times before tbf but who gives a ….. Akpom actually didn’t back down & later came close to scoring but hit the post.

shokim
shokim
4 years ago

Chuba is a top lad! May this be the beginning of a successful spell at Hull City for him. <3

Me So Hornsey
Me So Hornsey
4 years ago

What’s clear is that this kid has definately got a decent career ahead of him.

The question is at what level? In the past 12 months he’s overtaken both Campbell and Sanogo in the pecking order. By May he may well have Wellbz and Giroud in his sights.

For a 19/20 year old that’s pretty impressive.

tom
tom
4 years ago

To the flintsones theme…

CHUBA! CHUBA AKPOM! He’s the greatest striker in the league.

Still better than the “he’s one of our own” for defacited spud.

Trezy
Trezy
4 years ago
Reply to  tom

Hahaha beautiful!!

paul
paul
4 years ago
Reply to  tom

The second line doesn’t scan so well…:-)

Goone's Farm
Goone's Farm
4 years ago
Reply to  tom

That was close to perfection! May I still suggest “AKPOM! CHUBA AKPOM!” as the only modification? You know since it’s “Flinstones! Meet the Flinstones…” I think it would be a slight improvement 😀

Mesut!
Mesut!
4 years ago

I would love to have chuba leading the line for arsenal in the future! Arsenal DNA!

Wenger the fashion icon
Wenger the fashion icon
4 years ago

Wenger to Steve:”if you like Akpom, you’ll love Sanogo.”

RoyKeane'sBeard
RoyKeane'sBeard
4 years ago

Then one of Bruce’s scouts jumps into the scene like,”Don’t do it,Steve! Don’t listen to him!”

Goonerrob86
Goonerrob86
4 years ago

Akpom akpom, Chuba akpom, scores goals like Henry and then goes nandos with frimpomg.

Still one of the best songs ever

smokin'gunner
smokin'gunner
4 years ago

If Chupa Akpom is not being sung to the batman tune in as few years I will be very sad.

CHUBA CHUBA CHUBA CHUBA, CHUBA CHUBA CHUBA CHUBA. AKPOM!

Man Manny
Man Manny
4 years ago

Been yearning for academy players to effectively break into the first team. Guess I won’t have to yearn for much longer than this season and next at the latest. Chuba, Jeff, Iwobi, Zelalem,Toral and Martinez are well on their way.
I magine such array of boys blending with the ones we already have such as Bellerin, Ox, Coq, Alexis etc.
Their emergence will also free up cash for high profile acquistitions in key areas to round off the team. Exciting times.
I think we are sorted for the next decade or thereabouts. Thanks Arsene.

RoyKeane'sBeard
RoyKeane'sBeard
4 years ago

I hope him and Afobe come back to tear opponents’ defences and break all sorts of records for the Arsenal!

AntiSpud
AntiSpud
4 years ago

Errrm Afobe is gone sold and the money was used to buy Bielik. So he won’t be coming back. But again this is football eh. Never know what’s in the corner

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago
Reply to  AntiSpud

Has a buy-back clause.

Arsenal's Legend
Arsenal's Legend
4 years ago

He is a huge talent and will definitely make it to the top level if he continue to improve. Another rare gem from the miner (Arsene).

The Beard of Ramsey
The Beard of Ramsey
4 years ago

I made this comment before and my brother stole it and posted it on here and received a large amount of undeserved thumbs up but if we don’t have a chant to the tune of
Tom Jones’ “Sexbomb” i.e “Akpom Akpom Chuba Akpom…” then we really are missing a trick

Mark
Mark
4 years ago

The big question will be can he hang on with Arsenal long enough to eventually take Giroud’s spot in the squad as he is getting up in age for a striker and does take a big pounding each match. If we sign a striker this window I can’t see him getting any chances for a few years.

Goonerratic
Goonerratic
4 years ago

If he keeps hitting the net for Hull City, then we should extend the loan deal by a year.. He is just 19 now, even at the end of a successful Championship campaign he can’t be even second fiddle for us. He needs to play.

Springbank 1962
Springbank 1962
4 years ago

Oh. And does this get better.

Seems like Maitland-Niles was Ipswich’s MotM against Burnley and Jon-Miquel Toral (two in two games) is Birmingham’s best player so far this season.

What’s particularly good is that Isaac Hayden, Martinez, and Akpom are all starting matches and impressing the clubs they’re loaned out to. Maybe their club managers have heard what happened to Coquelin and decided not to waste these players’ talents by sitting them game after game on the bench. If so they’re being rewarded. Seems like the Championship might be worth watching again this season.

Jeff
Jeff
4 years ago

Crowley getting rave reviews at Barnsley so far. Don’t even know why he’s down in league 1, him Ampom and Ainsley were easily the best talents in the academy these last few years (with Bellerin + Gnabry who’ve already made the first team)

chippy's chip
chippy's chip
4 years ago

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSPINAAA