Kristoffer Olsson is another playing climbing his way through the Arsenal ranks. The young Swede impressed in Arsenal’s youth sides in recent years and appeared in last year’s Capital One Cup victory over West Brom. He impressed recently as well while playing for his country at the U-21 level when he scored a hat trick in last month’s 4-3 win over Turkey, but cannot seem to reproduce that form at club level. He was loaned out to Danish side FC Midtjylland on deadline day, but has struggled to earn match time with the wolves. Speaking to the Swedish press, he admitted his frustration:
“I’ve been training hard but not received more playing time and the last two games I have not even been in the squad.” He said. “I came here to play and not to be out of the squad or on the bench.”
“I think I’ve done it all right in training, maybe I could have done better in reserve team matches. But you can not dig yourself over it. I’m have my head high and I do what I can. I will get the chance and take it, I just have to continue.”
Game time accumulated
Olsson has seen just 13 minutes of first team action this year for the Danes, a number he will be desperate to increase.
None at Midtylland, but the aforementioned Sweden hat trick has to be the 19 year old’s crowning moment.
Wenger has lauded the player and says he has what is takes to continue at Arsenal one day
Ready to return?
To premature to say. He has everything to be a goal scoring midfielder, let’s hope he continues his development.
Certain permanent departure?
Again too early to say. His position is well stocked so any first team action looks bleak at the moment though.