Photo: Exciting Arsenal teenager Chuba Akpom training to be faster and stronger

Chuba Akpom

Former Nottingham Forest and Coventry City loanee determined to make an impression for Arsenal.

Arsenal teenager Chuba Akpom is already putting in the hard graft as he aims to be at peak fitness for pre-season.

The 19-year-old has been training on his own, and shared a photo on his Twitter page showing his 149,000 followers of his determination to come in faster and stronger, in order to make an impact.

2015/16 is a crucial season for the England under-20 international, who has been prolific at youth level for his country and in under-21 football for Arsenal.

He did however fail to make an impact during his late season loan spell at Nottingham Forest, failing to score a single goal in 466 minutes of football.

He is yet to net for the Gunners first team either, despite making a handful of substitute appearances last season, and needs to kick on in pre-season to show what he is made of.

Describing himself by a new nickname 'The Ak', Akpom is coming in with the right mindset, that he needs to work hard to put himself in the best possible place to succeed.

With a strong pre-season behind him, there is every chance he will receive more competitive first team chances, and be confident enough to take advantage.

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