Akpom has already scored three goals for Noel Blakeâ€™s England Under-19 side this season, and has forced himself into Terry Burtonâ€™s Arsenal Under-21 side.
â€śHe has personality [and] he has quality,â€ť Wenger told Arsenal Player.
â€śI wanted him to be with the first team, taste what it is [to be involved] in a Champions League game, and hopefully he will join us very quickly. It could happen very soon.
â€śHeâ€™s more a guy who likes to participate in the build up, a guy who is brave, a guy who makes good runs and is not a typical goal chaser.
â€śWhere he must improve is to finish things off. But he creates for others, he creates for himself, and just needs to be a bit calmer for the finishing. Thatâ€™s something he will get easily."