Arsene Wenger plays down Chuba Akpom’s Arsenal hat-trick heroics v Singapore XI [Video]

Young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom scored a hat-trick in today’s 4-0 win over a Singapore XI.

Having joined the Gunners in 2002, the 19 year old forward is yet to score a professional goal for his boyhood team but got his pre-season off to a perfect start.

Speaking in the post match press conference, Arsene Wenger saw the hat-trick as an “encouragement” but played down the accomplishment.

Arsene Wenger said: “Let’s not forget that it’s a friendly and he’s a good talent, but he has to work and show that in the big games.”

The veteran French manager obviously wants young Chuba Akpom to produce similar performances for the first team during the upcoming 15/16 campaign.

Watch the video below.