Striker: ‘Arsenal is where I want to play’
Chuba Akpom insists his target is to return to the Emirates stadium as a member of the Arsenal first team.
The striker is currently at Hull City following the Gunners’ decision to loan him out in search of more experience after a string of promising displays off the bench last season.
Akpom, who signed a new contract with Arsenal during the spring, has impressed fans at the KC stadium this season, attracting praises from his parent club’s manager Arsene Wenger.
But according to the 20-year-old, every progress he is making is to earn a return to London rather than find a new home.
“It’s always nice to know that he (Wenger) thinks I’ve got a first team future there,” he said. “That’s where I want to play at the end of the day. For someone like Arsene Wenger to say that I’ve got a big chance at Arsenal, it must mean something.”
Akpom has formed a partnership upfront with Uruguay international Abel Hernandez for the Tigers, but the youngster claims his move to Hull City was inspired by a discussion with Wenger during the summer.
“He [Wenger] said I could stay there if I want, be involved and get some cameos, or I could go out and play solid games. That’s what I’m doing now. I chose to go out and play because I need to get as much game-time and as much experience as possible.” Akpom added