Martinsson confirms Arsenal deal is close to being sealed

Arsene Wenger has remained true to his policy of investing in youth, as two prospects from Europe are on the verge of joining the squad.

Kristoffer Olsson, a 16-year-old Swedish midfielder, is close to signing for the London club from IFK Norrkopings after impressing in two trial spells at the Emirates.

The news was confirmed by the teen’s current club, with sporting director Tony Martinsson happy for the starlet.

“I can confirm that the transfer is close to being sealed. I won’t comment on any sums, but of course we are happy with the deal,” he told

“We are pleased, but of course we would have preferred to have seen Kristoffer stay in Norrkoping and evolve to a first-team player. He wanted to take this chance and we will not stand in the way,” he concluded.

Meanwhile, The Daily Mail stipulates that Wenger has offered a trial to Lokomotiv Plovdiv winger Nenad Lukic, who has starred for Serbia under-19’s. Manchester United and Chelsea have also been linked with a move for the 18-year-old.