Arsenal starlet confident of chance under ‘world-class’ Arsene Wenger
Chuba Akpom was named the MVP after Arsenal's 2-1 victory over MLS All-Stars at Avaya Stadium on Thursday
Chuba Akpom insists he is relaxed about his Arsenal future under world-class manager Arsene Wenger.
The 20-year-old was named the MVP of Thursday evening’s game between Arsenal and the MLS All-Stars after the Gunners forward scored an 86th minute winner to seal a late victory.
Akpom was a second-half substitute at the Avaya Stadium after Chelsea legend Didier Drogba had cancelled out Joel Campbell’s opener from the penalty spot in San Jose.
The England Under-21 international – who was born in Canning Town, London – has made just nine appearances for the Gunners in his career thus far.
Akpom was sent on loan to Hull City last season and the centre-forward scored seven times in 42 appearances in all competitions for the promoted side under Steve Bruce.
And the Arsenal prospect is optimistic about his future under Wenger, issuing his backing for the Gunners boss following Thursday’s 2-1 win against the MLS All-Stars in San Jose.
“I’m just working as hard as I can. The boss knows what he’s doing – he’s one of the best managers in the world, he is the best manager in the world,” Akpom told journalists in the mixed zone in San Jose.
“He knows what he’s doing. My job is just to work as hard as I can and wait for an opportunity and I’ll be patient until I get it.”
Arsenal finished in second place in the Premier League table last season.
The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League crown since 2004.