Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom: I'll play in goal to get minutes for club

Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has said he would play in goal if it meant getting some game time for his club.

Akpom, 20, made his first appearance of the season on Tuesday, playing 83 minutes of the Gunners' 4-0 EFL Cup third-round win over Nottingham Forest.

The forward, who played on the left wing in the victory at Forest, told the club's official website: "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."

Asked about his future, Akpom, who has made four Premier League appearances for Arsenal, said: "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."