Player Profile: Kris Olsson


Swedish midfielder Kris was one of four foreign youngsters brought into the Arsenal Academy set-up at the start of this season and, although he is yet to make his debut for the Reserves, something he will surely do before the end of the season, he has certainly impressed for Steve Bould’s under-18s with his composure in possession and excellent passing ability.

Capable of operating either as a playmaker or in a slightly deeper role in midfield, Kris initially struggled to cope with the added physicality of the English game, but is appearing more and more comfortable with each passing game and his growing confidence has been in evidence in the numerous assists that he has weighed in with this campaign.

Assured in making both short and long passes, Kris has also found the net himself on a couple of occasions and his hard-working and determined attitude has won him many admirers during his short time at the club.

Second-string appearances should follow shortly, but, for now, Kris will seek to continue to develop and build up even greater understanding with his team-mates. If the first few months of his Arsenal career are anything to go by, then Kris can be deemed to stand a good chance of future success.

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