Nigerian youngster, Chuks Aneke rescues Arsenal against Malaysia XI

Nigeria's promising midfield starlet rescued the Gunners with a winner in extra time

Promising Nigerian teenage midfielder, Chuks Aneke may have underlined his use for Arsenal's first team when he came on and scored the winner against a Malaysia XI on Tuesday in Kuala Lumpur.

The match which was Arsenal's first on their Asian tour could have ended in defeat but two strikes in the last five minutes ensured that the Gunners got off to a win.

The Malaysian team had more shots and created chances against a mainly Arsenal second team but were made to pay for their profligacy when they conceded two goals in the last five minutes.

Mohamad Azmi Muslim gave the Malaysians the lead on the stroke of half-time with a 25-yard shot that left Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone rooted to the spot.

But Arsenal were rescued from ignominy by two Arsenal youngsters. Thomas Eisfeld got Arsenal’s equaliser in the 87th minute before Aneke's winner. The 89th minute goal was a deflected strike, from the young man who was scouted and courted by Samson Siasia while he was the Super Eagles coach.

Aneke joined Arsenal in 2001 and the 17-year old has characteristics like departed Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira. Aneke was a constant feature for Arsenal Reserves last season and just signed a professional contract at the club.