VIDEO: Arsenal strike prospect Akpom scores twice for u21s, reacts on Twitter

Chuba Akpom

Arsenal prospect Chuba Akpom netted twice in an under-21 win over Aston Villa.

Arsenal prospect Chuba Akpom struck twice to lead the club's under-21 side to victory over Aston Villa.

The teenager scored once in each half, highlighting his talent  once again that cannot be kept out of the first team set up for too much longer. He took to Twitter after the game to express his satisfaction at the result.

Abou Diaby featured from the start, and confirmed his return to fitness by playing all 90 minutes in the victory.

The match was notable for whizkid Daniel Crowley playing against his former club, who were without highly rated Jack Grealish who has progressed to Villa's first team set up.

Arsenal's Joel Campbell was absent, hinting at first team involvement after being pictured training with the senior players earlier in the day, having played in the club's previous under-21 game.

Hector Bellerin, Gedion Zelalem and Francis Coquelin did feature, getting crucial game time as they work towards potential Capital One Cup involvement against Southampton on September 23.

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