It remains to be seen what Arsene Wenger does with the new Arsenal striker Lucas Perez on Tuesday after the Spaniard endured a pretty miserable Arsenal debut in the Premier League win over Southampton. But if the Frenchman was looking for options up front as we head to Paris to face the French champions PSG in the Champions League, he could do worse than look to the striker in form for the Gunners at under 23 level.
Lucas has been added to the UCL squad after Wenger signed him just before the international break started and he may feel that European football will be more suited to a player coming from Spain’s La Liga, but he may also want to take the new man out of the firing line.
I expect Arsenal to start with the tried and tested combination of Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez, with either Walcott , Iwobi or the Ox on the right but if he needs to replace the big Frenchman in the centre for any reason, I would like to see him give young Chuba Akpom a go.
The 20-year old has good pace and techical ability and will be full of confidence after scoring twice and setting up the other as the Arsenal under 23 team beat Derby County on Friday, which you can read the full report of on the Arsenal website.
Akpom has scored goals at a good rate in his international games for England and did well for Arsenal in pre-season, so do you think he should at least be on the bench for the PSG match?