Olsson: Arsenal won’t stop me leaving

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Kris Olsson has revealed he’s considering a permanent move to FC Midtjylland having impressed on loan with the Danish outfit.

The Swedish under-21 international says he’s enjoyed his first six-months with ‘the Wolves’ having helped them build a commanding 10 point lead at the top of the Superliga and believes Arsenal won’t stand in his way should he wish to leave the Emirates on a permanent basis.

Speaking to homeland publication Viasat Sports, the 19-year-old admitted he has something thinking to do about his future.

“Midtjylland want to sign a contract with me and have started talking to my agent.

“We’ll see what they come up with. I like it here. I must talk to my agent and family and evaluate what’s best for me, if I should stay here or head elsewhere. 

“I’m 19-years-old and feel I’ve developed a lot with every game I’ve played at first team level. It’s a big difference in tempo and playing for points in every game. I’ll finish playing the matches here in December [before the winter break] and then have a think.

“It’s important now to look for a longer contract, something for several years. It’s important I don’t take a chance, I want to feel good. I know how it works here in Midtjylland compared to other clubs, but there are other clubs interested. I’ll think about them too.

“I’ve the whole of January to think but it would be nice to have a clear idea in December. I’ll think it over when I’m on leave in December and come to a decision I think works best.

“I have had little contact with them [Arsenal]. They say they will not stand in the way. I’m still their player until the summer but if I want to go now they won’t stand in the way of it.

“If I go back now I might sit on the bench and train with the first team but that’s not what I need now. I need to play every week at as high a level as possible. It is clear that Arsenal have the final say but they probably will not stop me.” 

Olsson made his first team debut for the Gunners last season, netting a penalty in the shootout win over West Brom in the Capital One Cup in September. He was also part of Arsenal’s last couple of pre-season tours including the trips to the Far East in 2013 and the US this past summer.

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Mesut's Kisses
Mesut's Kisses

This guy is good.. but there just isnt a spot for him right now.

Abe
Abe

good luck to him

DialSquareGoon
DialSquareGoon

He’s decent but very impatient. The way he talks, I dont think he respects the club and badge much.

EAgoon
EAgoon

Better he’s impatient and ready to move on than being like Bendtner…

ckmma
ckmma

I think he has the completely right mindset that I wish more young British players would consider. If you know your not going to get any game time then consider a loan spell in the lower leagues or abroad. Whats better for development, competitive first team football in Europe or play under 21s and 1 or 2 cup games.

Better still why don’t we sell him and insert a buy back clause, if he comes good in 3/4 years then buy him back, if not sell on the clause like with Vela and Fabregas and make a profit. I mean look at Håvard Nordtveit, he wasn’t getting any chances here, but 3/4 years in a top German side and he should be a player we should consider buying back. Obviously this won’t happen for everyone but some players in our academy will be top players elsewhere in the future.

Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia
Eternal Titi Berg Pat Nostalgia

Success at highest level of football is very very tough to achieve. You have to have massive talent and be able to express it very early in your career and at the first opportunity. Not to take anything from danish league but MLS may be a better destination.

Me So Hornsey
Me So Hornsey

I wouldn’t necessary say massive talent is needed. People like Ade Akinbaye and Titus Bramble survived at the top for many years and I can confidently say I’ve probably got better technical ability than either of them.

And I’m in my 40s and average.

Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!
Henry! Chance!! Goal!!!

You think you do. I was fortunate to play in college here in the states. And played with and against some very talented players who never made it to the pros. I didn’t realize the gulf between playing in college and playing professionally until I played in a Sunday league with some ex-professionals. It was an eye opener for me how good these guys were not high profile pros were in person. I can guarantee you that Bramble and Akinbaye will run rings around any non pro you’ve seen in person. It’s not even going to be close. That’s why when people call players shit, I shake my head. You have to be the best of the best to make it as a professional

Gabi
Gabi

If he can’t be patient then he can go. Bellerin, Akpom, Hayden, Pleggy and many more are waiting for getting into the first team but they know that it can only achived with patience and hard work…if he don’t wanna wait, he can go. But too bad, he looked like a little Rosicky.

Heroldgoon
Heroldgoon

Yeah he doesn’t know how to talk.Something to do with maturity, not disrespect.

Cphgirl
Cphgirl

The Danish league is crap but a stepping stone if he does well he will get sold on to the lower german or french teams.

Conchetumadre
Conchetumadre

definitely not needed at Arsenal at this time.
Good luck and mature in a different league.

gooner1981
gooner1981

We have such a glut of midfielders in the first team, and in the youth teams that a point will come where a few of them will want to leave. Olsson, Zelalem, Toral, Crowley, Jebb… these are the first few names that come to mind, but there are more. I hope the club makes the right choices and keeps the ones with the best chance of making it in the first team. Right now Crowley is looking really good, Toral has been hampered by injuries, but he’s highly regarded as is Zelalem. I have a feeling Olsson and Jebb will make their way out sooner than later.

Gooneropolis
Gooneropolis

I’ve always enjoyed a good think.

Mikael
Mikael

I think his mindset is refreshing. A lot of youth team players get a good contract and then never amount to much. If he wants to mature in his game, the chances of doing that in u19 and u21 are pretty small. Whatever you think about the quality of the danish league, the pace and aggressiveness there will be harder to cope with then at youth level in England. That is not to say the football is better. But a lot of our teens would benefit greatly from loanspells rather than “waiting around”. A buy back clause would solve a lot.
Not many players have come through to the upper tiers without playing a lot of senior football early in their careers. There is, to my mind, no substitute for playing first team football. There is a psychological aspect of this as well. It seems to me some players get a bit sheltered in u19 and u21, and so when they step up to senior football seem a bit pampered. Paired with a bit of hubris and overconfidence in their own ability, they are not able to cope with the added pressure. Earlier spells in senior could, (emphasis on could) be one way to bridge this gap.

SG_Gooner
SG_Gooner

methink he thinks too much…