Arsenal’s Olsson joins Midtjylland in permanent deal


Midtjylland have signed young Arsenal midfielder Kristoffer Olsson on a deal that will run until 2018.

Olsson, who was recently called up to the senior Swedish national side for the first time, has impressed whilst on loan at Midtjylland in recent months.

The technically-talented midfielder joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old in the summer of 2011 and quickly established himself as a key figure in the various youth sides.

Olsson was, however, left frustrated by his lack of first-team action for Arsenal. He made his competitive debut against West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup last season and also featured in several friendlies, but he found his route to the senior side halted by the abundance of central-midfielders already at the club.

7 comments

  1. I have to say this is sad news. I really hoped to see Ollson, bellerin, gnabry, akpom, toral and Hayden in the first team. so, one has gone and despite of showing good form on loan at Brentford, I won’t be surprised if Toral leaves too. And who knows if Akpom’s contract situation is not solved earlier, we might loose him too

  2. Sad times, thought kris had a chance. Maybe playing regularly in a first team will help him, best of luck to him though. Akpom’s contract situation if true is crazy why not tie him down sooner? But then the club has history with contract situations, Jeorge I heard that this summer Macey, vickers & illevs contracts all expire, any truth in this?

    1. I know that Vickers’ and Iliev’s contracts expire in the summer, but I’m not sure about Macey. If that’s the case then I can see Macey getting an extension and the other two being let go.

      On Sat, Dec 27, 2014 at 4:43 PM, Jeorge Bird's Arsenal Youth wrote:

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  3. Such a shame to see him go. One of the more technically gifted youngsters at Arsenal, should have been given more of a chance. But, good luck to him in the future no doubt he will turn out to be a top player

  4. I rated him over Toral but i’m no expert. Arsenal are in a bit of a conundrum here. The dichotomy of maintaining its tradition of bleeding in youngsters and bringing in proven players is a balancing act that requires the highest level of patience, know how and finesse. I am afraid that with the win now mentality of the fans these days, our new found financial powers, the need to compete with the likes of chelsea and mancity all coupled with Wenger’s total disregard for rotating players barring injury or Carling cup matches, these players would continue to hardly see time. I think this is a golden generation for Arsenal because the likes of Akpom, Maitland-Niles, Ajayi, Iwobi, Crowley, Macey, Zelalem, Hayden and Gnabry all have what it takes to play in the premiership and it would be a crying shame if they did it for another club than the one who brought them to the dance.

  5. Shame to see the lad leave, as he has a lot of talent.
    Not sure about why he wasn’t loaned out to an English club, as with Toral?
    Maybe it was a personal choice?’!
    Wish him well all the same.

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