Chuba Akpom says he’s willing to play anywhere for Arsenal if it means he can get more first team minutes under his belt.
The striker was asked to play in a wide-attacking role during last night’s 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest, not the central position he prefers.
However, he says as long as he gets picked, he doesn’t mind.
“I think right now I’d play anywhere, I’d play in goal just to get minutes, just to be involved in the team,” he told Arsenal Player.
“I didn’t mind playing on the wing today, I’ll play anywhere the boss wants me to play, but today it was still an attacking position and I just tried to be as much of a threat as I could.”
The League Cup allows the Arsenal manager to shuffle his pack a bit, and Akpom views it as an opportunity to stake his claim to further first football.
“It’s a chance for us players to show the boss what we can do,” he continued. “The boss wants to rest a few players for the cup and it’s just for us to go out there and show everyone what we can do.
“The feeling of just going out there with an Arsenal top on and just playing is the best feeling and that’s the feeling that I want to have, so I’ve just got to keep working hard in training and keep working hard to just get out there and get as many minutes as I can.”