Chuba Akpom - Arsenal's very own Harry Kane?

Chuba Akpom

Can the Arsenal youngster become a revelation just like the Tottenham Hotspur youngster?

This season Tottenham Hotspur's progress has been aided no end by the fantastic performances of striker Harry Kane. Perhaps his best moments came in the recent 5-3 demolition of Chelsea at White Hart Lane. He scored two, set up one and also won a penalty in the game as Chelsea were punished by Tottenham's ruthless touch in the London derby.

In the wake of such success for Kane has been the numerous reports that he was in fact rejected by Arsenal as a youngster. But could Arsenal have their very own Kane on their books?

The player in question is Chuba Akpom. He has scored a goal a game for the under-21s this season and appears to have leapfrogged Yaya Sanogo in the Arsenal pecking order in recent times.

Like Kane, who has uninspiring loan spells with Norwich City and Leicester City before coming good at Spurs, Akpom has also struggled on loan - with Coventry and Brentford hardly impressed by his performances.

But what he is, is a natural goalscorer. Akpom lives and breathes for putting the ball in the back of the net and allied to that is a love for Arsenal, again so similar to his North London rival.

It might be time for Arsenal to give Akpom more and more playing time to see if he can prove himself as potent as Kane but on the other side of North London.

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