Davis ponders loan extension of Arsenal ace
Crewe Alexandra manager Steve Davis is currently considering whether to extend the loan of highly rated Arsenal youngster Chuks Aneke, according to Sky Sports.
The 19-year-old picked up a straight red card on his full debut after a two footed challenge on Stevenage’s Anthony Grant in a 2-2 draw last week. As a consequence of Aneke’s 3-match ban, the midfielder will now only be available to play for the Railwaymen for one more game – which is at home to Oldham on October 2nd - before his loan spell expires.
Alexandra boss Davis admits he was frustrated by the red card, “We are now without Chuks for three games and it is disappointing because we are short of midfield players. It is also disappointing for Chuks because he wanted to come here and show everyone the ability he has.”
Davis believes that the England under-19 international is keen to remain at Gresty Road, “He wants to play and we will discuss about extending his loan or not when the time comes. We haven’t made a decision yet and I will contact (assistant manager) Steve Bould at Arsenal and discuss things. He would have seen the challenge and know he isn’t that sort of player.”
The Crewe manager believes that it would be a disservice to Aneke’s talent if he wasn’t to extend his stay in the midlands, “Chuks has the ability and it is a shame that he hasn’t been able to have the impact he would have wanted because of his three-match suspension.”