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Chuba Akpom is making an impression at Ajax, with the striker’s former England youth coach’surprised’ that his stint at Premier League giants Arsenal ended so swiftly.

After a difficult start in the Dutch capital, the £12 million transfer from Middlesbrough has earned a place in Ajax history. Even if it is a rather specialized one.

Chuba Akpom became the first Ajax player to score in three consecutive Eredivisie games after coming off the bench last weekend, continuing his recent resurgence against Almere City.

Of course, the’supersub’ label is tough to shake. But a position in John van’t Schipp’s starting XI is undoubtedly now within reach, with Akpom scoring four times in his past 51 minutes of league action and evoking comparisons to a true Dutch icon.

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Former Arsenal attacker lights up Ajax

“I remember a match between England and the Netherlands in which Ruud van Nistelrooy was the striker and Patrick Kluivert roamed around him,” Blake, who coached Akpom at the Young Lions U19 level, tells Voetbal International.

“That struck me as weird. But, based on how Kluivert performed in that match, I see a lot of him in Chuba.

“(Akpom) is both physically and technically skilled. He’s great with his back to the goal, but he’s even better when he needs to dig a little deeper.”

In 2022/23, Akpom prospered in a wandering, nearly ‘number ten’ role under Michael Carrick at Middlesbrough. Akpom won the Championship Golden Boot with 28 goals in 40 appearances, finally realizing the promise that had placed him among the most fascinating young players in Arsenal’s illustrious system.

In 51 Eredivisie minutes, four goals were scored.

“I was surprised that Chuba left Arsenal so early,” Blake continues, citing Akpom’s four Premier League appearances while on a succession of ill-advised loans.

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“I thought (Arsenal) would be a good fit for him.” As a player, you may occasionally find yourself in the incorrect position. A young player must feel good enough, acknowledged, and surrounded by people he can trust.”

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