‘I’ll play anywhere, even in goal’

 Chuba Akpom made his first start for Arsenal in the 4-0 win at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night - and he played in a position not many are used to seeing him in.

The England Under-21 forward spent much of the match on the left flank and revealed to Arsenal Player after the match that he enjoyed the experience.

on whether the game was enjoyable to play in…
Yeah, I mean when the team wins 4-0 it’s always enjoyable. We tried to add as much fun as we could on the pitch and the main thing was to stay disciplined because there were a lot of changes to the team. A lot of young players involved like me, Ainsley and Jeff and yeah, I think the senior players all helped us out and we got a good result today.

on playing on the left flank…
I think right now I’d play anywhere, I’d play in goal just to get minutes, just to be involved in the team. 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.


Chuba Akpom wins a penalty against Nottingham Forest

Chuba Akpom wins a penalty against Nottingham Forest


on the EFL Cup…
It’s a chance for us players to show the boss what we can do. 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.

on what the future holds…
Hopefully more games and more minutes. 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.


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