It’s been a tough re-introduction to the Championship for Sunderland with them struggling to get any sort of run of form going.
The men from the Stadium of Light came into the season as the bottom side from the Premier League and since the beginning of this campaign they’ve not done much to suggest their fortunes are about to improve.
Indeed, any initial optimism there might have been about the club at the start of the year seems to have subsided now and it is going to be up to Simon Grayson to try and kick-start things.
For sure, then, January is likely going to be a crucial month for the Black Cats if they are to get back up the table and we think that they should try and bring in Chuba Akpom from Arsenal.
It’s pretty evident that Sunderland still need more players that are going to run themselves ragged trying to prove a point and show their hunger and Akpom must be champing at the bit for a proper chance.
Rated at £900k by transfermarkt, his career so far has been very frustrating but he is still a young player and in the right set-up he’ll surely score some goals.
Certainly, the Black Cats have some good young players that they should be looking to entrust for the rest of this campaign – the likes of Lynden Gooch and George Honeyman – and Akpom would fit into that nicely.
Fans just want to see players working hard for the shirt and putting a shift in every week and Akpom would do that.
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