Arsenal wonderkid Chuba Akpom is mourning a family tragedy.
Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom has tweeted his devastation upon learning his cousin had been killed in a street attack in Leicester.
Antoin Akpom, 20, was a football coach and 'loving father', write ITV News , who was murdered in what police originally described as a violent assualt on Thursday evening, later dying in hospital from his injuries.
Three people, two women and one man all aged 19 were all arrested in connection with the attack but have since been released without charge.
His family have appealed for witnesses to the attack to come forward with information.
Arsenal footballer Chuba Akpom sent out a brief message on Twitter on Sunday expressing his sadness and disbelief at the tragedy.
R.I.P Antoin Akpom , can't believe i've lost my cousin , crazy world— Chuba Akpom 9 (@cakpom9) September 15, 2013
Condolences were also sent out by a Leicester City youth twitter account, with Antoin Akpom a coach at community club Leicester Nirvana FC.
R.I.P Antoin Akpom. Talented footballer & coach from Leicester, always dedicated to his community. Cousin of Arsenal player Chuba Akpom.— Leicester City Youth (@FoxesYouth) September 15, 2013
Arsenal's Chuba Akpom came off the bench for the final minutes of Arsenal's win at the weekend over Sunderland, making his Premier League debut.
Our thoughts at HITC go out to the player and his family regarding the tragedy.
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