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Aneke arrives at Stadium MK

2 August 2016

MK Dons have signed former Arsenal attacking midfielder Chuks Aneke.

Aneke, 23, has put pen-to-paper on a one-year deal at Stadium MK, with the option of a further 12 months.

The 6ft 3in playmaker has scored 25 goals in 87 career league starts for clubs such as the Gunners, Stevenage, Preston North End, Crewe Alexandra and, more recently, Belgium top-division outfit Waregem, whom he left this summer.

He also enjoyed plenty of success in Sky Bet League One, and in his last season in the division for Crewe he netted 14 times and provided six assists.

Speaking to MK Dons PlayerHD, the new recruit said: “I’ve known about this Club, the manager and the staff for a long time, so I’m delighted to be here.

“I’m happy to be at the Club and hopefully I can bring some of what I can do into the team.”

Aneke arrives in Milton Keynes currently undergoing a rehabilitation period but the former England youth international is confident of a full and quick recovery.

“I’m on the other side of my injury now, so I’m looking forward to completing my rehab and playing some games – I feel like I’ve got a lot to prove.”

Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton added: “Chuks had a successful routine knee operation last season and has been rehabbing in Belgium.

“He hasn’t reached full fitness yet but he will now come under our care as we aim to get him in the best possible shape for action.

Manager Karl Robinson is looking forward to working with the forward: “Chuks is someone we’ve known about for a very long time. He’s a very talented player and I’m excited to work with him.

“While he isn’t ready for match action just yet, we didn’t want to miss out on bringing him to the Football Club. Also, with the abolition of emergency and youth loans outside of the transfer window, we are limited to what we can do during the season.

“We wanted to have Chuks here at the Club now so we can take control of his rehab and he can be around his new teammates.”

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