Arsene Wenger could hardly ask for a better start to Arsenal’s pre-season tour of Singapore.
He watched his team sweep aside a Singapore XI in a clinical manner and young starlet Chuba Akpom took the opportunity to impress with both hands.
The 19-year-old forward hit a hat-trick in the 4-0 win with Jack Wilshere also getting on the score-sheet. Wenger praised Akpom in his post-match interview.
He said that the player has something about him that made Wenger consider him a first team player last season and said he definitely has the potential to kick on and become a senior star.