Arsenal born Nigerian star, Akpom, gets chance after loan
A representative of on-loan Hull City striker, Chuba Akpom has hinted that the player will return to Arsenal at the end of the season after getting assurances from manager Arsene Wenger that he will be considered for the first team if he distinguishes himself during pre-season.
Akpom who is currently representing the England U21 national team is eligible to play for Nigeria at senior level only and he has been turning heads since he arrived Hull at the beginning of the current campaign.
He got a goal on his debut for the Tigers against Huddersfield, barely four days after completing his loan move from Arsenal, and has added four more goals thereafter with a hat trick against Bury FC in an FA Cup tie in January, one of his highlights at the KC Stadium.
Emeka Obasi, a Fifa licensed agent who is also the representative of the player, told Goal that Arsenal officials have been keeping tabs on the progress of the youngster and after making over 35 appearances for The Tigers, the Gunners have decided to recall him and his suitability will be decided at pre-season.
“Akpom is doing very well at Hull City and Arsenal have been looking at his progress with the club. I am very certain that they will recall him at the end of the season and if he is able to have another wonderful pre-season just like he had last season, you never can know the prospect ahead of him,” Obasi told Goal.
“He is calm about everything and he is going about his quest to become a notable Arsenal star with utmost humility and he has continued to work harder to ensure that he realizes his dream of playing more regularly for the club.”