Friday, May 24, 2024

Biereth continuing to impress on loan at Motherwell

After an injury-hit spell at RKC Waalwijk last season, Mika Biereth has certainly made up for lost time on loan at Motherwell this campaign.

The Arsenal loanee has scored six goals in 14 league games for Motherwell, while he has also provided five assists, with two of those coming in the 2-2 draw against Hibernian this week.

Biereth’s ability has been clear since he arrived at the club in 2021 and he is now starting to make an impact in senior football.

Whether Biereth will get an opportunity to impress for Arsenal in the long-term remains to be seen, but if he doesn’t then the Denmark youth international certainly seems capable of thriving elsewhere and forging a decent career for himself.

The 20-year-old possesses clever movement and excellent finishing and there would certainly be no shortage of potential suitors if Arsenal did decide to sell him.

Arsenal don’t have to rush this situation and perhaps another loan spell after this one may well be the best option.

It will be intriguing to see how this situation plays out but what seems clear is that Biereth has progressed very well and is also prepared to work very hard for his team.

Jeorge Bird is the author of Follow him on Twitter @jeorgebird

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Skinny Ricki

Thanks – as ever – for the careful and comprehensive Arsenal coverage beyond the men’s first team. Arseblog reaches the parts others fail to reach.

Death by 300,000 Passes

And of course thanks to Jeorge for providing that coverage!


I see it this way… sell Nketia for a reasonable sum. Buy the striker that will strengthen the squad, add tactical options and relieve / free up Jesus for other positions. And integrate Mika as the third no 9 option for cup games and see how high his ceiling is.

Vieira's VapoRub

Not to play devil’s advocate; my take is Biereth might be Nketiah succession/insurance — considering how close we are to P&R, and how the latter will be 25yo going into next season. Another challenging spell away would be welcome. Stay fit Mika 🤞🏼


Biereth is better than Edde, I hope he gets a chance.


`Always been impressed with the lad – big, quick, strong hold-up play and an eye for goal.

Cygans Parting

Can we recall him and stick him straight in the team for Sunday?

Death by 300,000 Passes

You are making the dangerous assumption that Arteta is interested in integrating academy players into the first team.


Liverpool (2) and City (2) hardly relied on academy products when winning their last premiership crowns.

It’s almost as if competing at an elite level leaves very little space to integrate youth prospects.


Pleased to see that Mika doing so well at Motherwell, but playing well and scoring 6 goals in Scotland is a totally different world to the Premier League.
Yes Jeorge another loan is the way to go for him, maybe in France where Balogun did so well last season….


Yeah – he can go and score 2 dozen in France, finish just behind Mbappe and Laca in the rankings… and then we’ll sell him and keep Eddie!


Has a higher ceiling than Nketiah and pretty sure his current ability isn’t much worse than Eddie’s currently either.


Also, someone fact check me, but he might be the highest goal scorer this season on Arsenal books!

Santi’s Phonebox

Saka 9 goals all comps. It’s in the main blog post on player ratings.


Pretty much every January I think we could plug the gaps in our squad by recalling some players from loan. This season it feels like we could instantly improve our chances by recalling Biereth, Tierney and Patino. It’s clearly not as simple as that though!


Tierney is probably the closest but is unfortunately injured again and the loan was clearly about trying to get his loan as high as possible before selling. Patino has about 2 starts in the last 2 months for a poor Swansea team. Biereth is doing well at Motherwell but as Jeorge says not close to being ready for Arsenal yet – if he ever is. The jumps in professional football are very big and the one from being a good player in a Championship or SPL team to even an ok player on the fringes of a squad near the… Read more »


If he’s a good finisher we’ll likely sell him


Biereth wont get a chance at Arsenal and most likely will go the way of greenwood at sunderlqnd , where we get a fee of around 3m and he does ok for himself.

Look at the patience we showed other starlets upfront…i recall jay simpson ,lupoli, aliadiere, stokes.. to name a few…they forged careers but barely got a look in.

More recently ,there will always be ones that got away for cheap like gnabry….and the ones we didnt push on like carlos vela.

Hope i’m proven wrong.


Hope he gets a look-in during pre-season, has looked good in the video clips.


I’ve been watching Motherwell this season specifically to see Biereth, and no question about he’d, he’d be good to have in the squad.


‘it’, not ‘he’d’. I dunno…

Goodly Morning

Easy to dismiss progress and form in Scotland but the standard is decent and the pace, aggression and refereeing style are the same as EPL so a good grounding for any player who wants to play in England. McGinn and Van Dyke are examples of players making the transition. Arteta himself is aware of the demands of playing in Scotland.

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