VIDEO: Arsenal's next free-kick expert? Youngster curls in 25-yarder on loan

Is this the Gunners' next candidate to take dead-ball responsibility? A 20-year-old midfielder returned a free-kick goal for Crewe Alexandra recently.

Arsenal have a number of competent players capable of taking free-kick responsibility but this latest video, shot during Crewe Alexandra's 2-0 triumph over MK Dons in a League One match on Tuesday, January 21 demonstrates that, if prospect Chuks Aneke graduates from academy stand-out to senior-level striker then Arsene Wenger may have one more wanting to take advantage of dead ball situations.

A 20-year-old from Newham, a borough in East London, Aneke is primarily deployed as a midfielder and, at 6ft 3in and 13 stones and four pounds, is a physically-imposing athlete. Aneke has been associated with Arsenal since he was 7-years-old and has progressed all the way to the reserve team, before taking on loan spells at Stevenage Borough, Preston North End and, most recently, Crewe.

Once linked with a switch to Barcelona after the Camp Nou outfit became particularly interested in him and team-mate Benik Afobe, Aneke has, this season, returned five goals and four assists from 24 appearances in League One, an attacking efficiency of one goal/assist every 222 minutes.

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