Chuba Akpom gave Arsene Wenger a timely reminder of the quality that is currently coming through the Arsenal youth ranks as he scored two goals in England Under 19's 3-1 win over Denmark on Tuesday night.

The 17-year-old has now scored five goals in just four games at this level and is showing just why Wenger rates him so highly.

Chuba Akpom
Chuba Akpom in action for England. [Reuters]

Akpom opened the scoring for England after Denmark goalkeeper Oliver Korch's sloppy pass was cut out by Nathan Redmond who slid the ball to the Arsenal forward to coolly slot the ball home.

The forward then doubled England's lead just 10 minutes later slotting the ball under Korch after superb work in the wide area from Birmingham City midfielder Redmond.

England are hoping to qualify for the Under 19 European Championships in the summer and Akpom revealed to the FA website how much he wants to be included in Noel Blake's squad.  

"I'm really excited about the qualifiers. That's why we play these friendlies, to try and impress and get into the squads," said Akpom. "There are a lot of good players fighting to go, so hopefully I can play well enough to get into the squad."

Akpom has impressed in the Arsenal youth sides this season and Wenger has even earmarked the striker as one player from the academy who will soon be pushing for first team action.

"He has personality [and] he has quality," Wenger told the official Arsenal website. "I wanted him to be with the first team, taste what it is [to be involved] in a Champions League game, and hopefully he will join us very quickly. It could happen very soon.

"He's more a guy who likes to participate in the build up, a guy who is brave, a guy who makes good runs and is not a typical goal chaser.

"Where he must improve is to finish things off. But he creates for others, he creates for himself, and just needs to be a bit calmer for the finishing. That's something he will get easily."