The USA international hopes he will be handed a shirt when the Potters take on Tranmere Rovers in the second round of the cup at Prenton Park next Wednesday.
"I feel in good shape so it's up to the manager now," he said after recovering from a preseason knee injury.
"There is a lot of competition for the front three places and being injured didn't help my cause. Now I'm pretty close to full fitness I'm ready to fight for a spot.
"It's more likely to have a chance next mid-week at Tranmere than at Arsenal on Sunday because we've been playing well and why change a winning team.
"We've picked up seven points from four games in the league and we've look good doing it. We're pretty pleased."
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