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Ex-Arsenal Forward, Akpom, To Force His Way Into  Super Eagles Squad
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Ex-Arsenal Forward, Akpom, To Force His Way Into Super Eagles Squad

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

Former Arsenal player, Chuba Akpom, who recently committed his international future to Nigeria, has revealed plans to force his way into the Super Eagles squad.

The London-born forward, who previously represented England's U-19 and U-21 national teams, has completed the one-time change of association and is now eligible to play for his fatherland, Nigeria.

But the Arsenal academy graduate understands that switching allegiance isn't all that is required to play for Nigeria, with the three-time African champions having several quality strikers in their ranks.

In an interview with Fox Sports radio, Akpom explained how he aims to get into Gernot Rohr's thoughts.

"I just pledged my international allegiance to Nigeria and it definitely motives me to try and press and play every game for my club and help the team as much as possible to get in the (Nigeria) national team because that’s how I’m going to do it," he told Dean Perretta.

"Firstly, I have to fight for my club to get on that team. It’s not going to be easy because there are many young players but I’m up to the challenge and I hope that I would be selected soon. I’m ready to help the national team."

The 24-year-old, who trained with the Super Eagles in London back in March 2017, has scored 5 goals in 20 matches for the Greek champions this season and played in the qualifying rounds of the Champions League and Europa League.