Akpom sinks Napoli with a brace in Youth Champions League

The Nigerian youngster scored two goals and made an assist as the young Gunners silence their Italian opponent

Chuba Akpom was in splendid form as he anchored Arsenal’s attack in their 4-1 victory over Napoli in the Uefa Youth Champions League match played on Wednesday at the Boreham Wood Stadium.

Arsenal began on a bright note with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Alex Iwobi threatening from the flanks.

The 17-year old forward fired home from the spot seven minutes before half-time to give the Gunners a slim first-half lead after Austin Lipman was hacked down by Armando Anastasio.

On resumption of the second half, Lipman scored a brace in to put the game beyond the reach of the Italians. Akpom could have made it four few minutes later but blew missed another penalty kick.

The Nigerian however made amends for his penalty miss by scoring the fourth for his side with ten minutes after Gerrardo Rubino pulled a goal back for his Italian side.