Arsenal youngster likened to Ibrahimovic and Kanu

Robin Asterhed has praised Arsenal signing Nikolaj Moller, likening his playing style to Nwankwo Kanu and a young Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The Gunners signed the 18 year-old from Molde this summer, and he has already caught the eye in the PL2 with three goals and an assist from his first four outings, and was promoted to first-team training in recent weeks.

His former coach has moved to praise the youngster, likening him to Kanu.

“Nico has the quality to play at a really high level,” Asterhed told Goal.

“In some ways, he’s like [Nwankwo] Kanu. Maybe he doesn’t dribble as much as Kanu, but he has the ability to do that.

“The Ibra comparisons, I think, are mostly because of his time in Italy. But there are some similarities with a young Ibra, definitely.

“I think what sets them apart is the relentless pursuit of winning of Ibra. That decisiveness is not Nico’s strength at this point.”

Moller is yet to be selected for the senior squad, but he could well find himself picking up some minutes sooner rather later if he continues to impress. His best chance this term for a call-up could come in the Europa League, where we are set to qualify from our group as winners early.

A win against Molde on Thursday will see us move six points clear at the top, and seal top spot with two matches remaining, and it will be interesting to see which youngsters get called up to play those remaining matches.

Patrick

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  1. Sue says:

    OT.. Great goal from dat guy Welbz

    1. Declan says:

      Yes Sue, Brighton leading at Villa! Dat guy indeed.

      1. ken1945 says:

        Another “lazy player” still plying his trade in the PL Sue!!!
        What about bringing Giroud back in the January window to have a plan B?

        1. Sue says:

          😄 Ken!! Nice one 😉 That was a hell of a game, and fair play to Brighton, I never saw that result coming!!
          Well, it’s looking likely he’ll leave in January… still banging them in for France… would you have him back? He’s in our past and I don’t always want to go back…. but having seen that Newcastle have scored more goals than us, we need a goalscorer…or maybe a bleedin’ miracle 😂😂

          1. Sue says:

            Ken, also, whenever you use the words ‘lazy’ and/or ‘dross’ it always makes me chuckle 😆👍👍

            1. ken1945 says:

              Sue, need to keep reminding people how they disrespect our players, don’t you think? 🤔
              As for Giroud, I would have him back in a heartbeat. He still has unfinished business for us and he would give us something that we haven’t have at the moment.

              See that Mike Dean is doing his usual spud supporting role, disallowing a perfectly good goal. 😎

              1. Sue says:

                Absolutely, Ken, and good on you for it 😁 love it!!
                I wonder if MA would have big Oli back? The window will be very interesting for sure! Watch this space…
                Dean has got to have his headlines, Ken! It’s all about him, remember?! Haha… We’ll be playing there in a couple of weeks…. 😖

        2. John Ibrahim says:

          Giroud would be good for plan B or C

          target man and very strong in the air….

          he could link up well with Auba

  2. ken1945 says:

    As for the article (!!!) have only seen a couple of minutes from him, but the Europa league would give us all a chance to assess him more.

  3. Sid says:

    Hope he transitions well. Showed some nice touches in a recent training video.

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