39. Zak Ansah

A skilful and hard-working striker, Zak again suffered numerous injury-related setbacks last season, but returned to feature prominently in the U21 Premier League and the NextGen Series, whilst also making the bench for the first-team’s Champions League trip to Olympiacos.

A product of the Hale End Academy who has previously been deployed in central midfield, Zak missed the first three months of the season due to an injury sustained at the end of the previous campaign, but found the net in the NextGen Series victory over Athletic Bilbao at Underhill and impressed when coming off the bench in that competition against CSKA Moscow and Chelsea in the latter stages.

He failed to score for the U21s in ten appearances, however, and was unable to add to his first strike at that level against Swansea City in 2011/12. Highly regarded since his schoolboy days, Zak has often been forced into a wide position to compensate for the presence of Chuba Akpom, but could gain his first experience of competitive football this season by the medium of a loan spell.

Previously capped by England at U16 and U17 levels, Zak switched his international allegiance to Ghana in May 2013, having trained with their U20 World Cup squad.

Red= primary position, Yellow= secondary positions
Red= primary position, Yellow= secondary positions


10 thoughts on “39. Zak Ansah

    Alex said:
    July 13, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Expecting big things from Ansah

    hafidz said:
    October 3, 2009 at 10:36 pm


    bukola said:
    December 6, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    no doubt, a big star in making for England… thumbs up

    Sean said:
    January 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Could be the best player to come through the academy?

    heh said:
    February 16, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Ansah isn’t technically perfect. Come on J, you have no idea who Wenger was referring to.

    GoonerBoy said:
    August 17, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    and how wud u know u fag

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    Johnny Hugill said:
    July 28, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    unbelievable tekkers this lad

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