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Chuks Aneke

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Biography

Date of birth

03/07/1993

Height

191 cm

Signed

02/08/2016

Country

England

Chuks Aneke only played 18 times during the 2016/17 season but his standout performances saw him establish himself as key member of Robbie Neilson’s squad.

The bullish attacking midfielder scored four goals, including a Goal of the Season-winning strike against Peterborough United and he’ll be looking to build on that total in 2017/18, once he recovers from his hamstring injury.

Aneke began his career with the Gunners and made one first-team appearance for Arsene Wenger in an EFL Cup clash against Shrewsbury Town. He also spent time on loan with Stevenage, Preston North End and Crewe Alexandra. With the latter he really shone – scoring 24 goals in 82 games across two seasons.

At the end of the 2013/14 season, Aneke left Arsenal and made a switch to Belgium Pro League outfit Zulte Waragem on a three-year deal but a knee injury disrupted time in mainland Europe.

The bullish attacking midfielder left Waragem by mutual consent this summer and after a series of negotiations opted for a move to MK1.

Aneke returned to action in late November and played a crucial role in the side’s turnaround in form before his was cut short in February when he suffered a hamstring injury – one which looks set to keep him out for the start of the 2017/18 season.

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