A Swedish U21 international who is extremely comfortable in possession, Kris made his long-awaited Arsenal first-team debut last season as he featured as a substitute in the Capital One Cup win over West Bromwich Albion.
The confident youngster, who joined Arsenal in 2011, scored from the penalty spot in that game and was a regular at U21 level, finding the net in the dramatic 5-3 win over West Ham United.
Usually operating in a deep-lying midfield position, Kris was a prominent figure in Arsenal’s UEFA Youth League campaign last season. Having scored in the first-team’s pre-season friendly victory over Boreham Wood, he has stated that his aim is to play senior football during 2014/15, which could see him go on loan to a lower-league club.
Name Mats Kristoffer Olsson
Nationality Swedish (U21, U19, U17, U16)
First-team apps 1
U21 apps 40 (3 goals)
U19 apps 16 (2 goals)
U18 apps 19 (2 goals)
Signed scholarship Summer 2011
Signed professional Summer 2012