The young Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom may only have played for around 10 minutes at the end of the defeat to Southampton the other day, and it having been his first Premier League action of the season, but Arsenal fans could soon be seeing Akpom on a more regular basis.
There are plenty of attacking options for Arsene Wenger, and that is one of the reasons for Lukas Podolski to have arranged to leave the Emirates and play on loan for Inter Milan until the end of the season, but I don’t think the boss would have let the dangerous German international leave if he thought he might be needed.
It also seems as though our young French forward Yaya Sanogo may be allowed to go loan, whether back to the French Ligue 1 or with another Premier League club, so that would leave Wenger with considerably less cover up front. I think the manager is trying to get Akpom some valuable experience as well because the 19-year old has been fantastic for the reserves, with nine goals in as many games, and he could be the next big thing to come out of the Arsenal academy.
Hopefully we will see Akpom against Hull City later, especially if we are well ahead and able to give the promising young player longer than 10 minutes. Is Akpom set for a great future with Arsenal?