Stevenage sign Arsenal youngster Chuks Aneke on loan

Chuks Aneke
Aneke signed a new "long-term2"deal with Arsenal in the summer

Stevenage have completed the signing of young Arsenal midfielder Chuks Aneke on loan until 22 January.

The 18-year-old's only Gunners appearance came as an 89th-minute substitute in a League Cup win over Shrewsbury in September.

He is a regular in the Premier League side's reserve team, for whom he scored six goals in his first seven starts.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has previously likened the England Under-19 player to Manchester City's Yaya Toure.

"Chuks is a bit like Yaya Toure - he has body power and good technique," Wenger told the club website in Octoberexternal-link.

"We had Yaya here [on trial] and for me Chuks is a bit similar because he can play behind the striker or in a deeper role as well.

"We will have to see where he will develop, it is not excluded that in the future he will play deeper in midfield."

Aneke joins fellow Arsenal youngster Luke Freeman at the Lamex Stadium.