Arsenal wonderkid Nikolaj Moller has been called 'next Ibrahimovic' and has been promoted to Mikel Arteta's first team

THE fanfare around the Emirates on transfer deadline day when Thomas Partey signed for the club was deafening.

And it may have meant the capture of Nikolaj Moller, 18, from Malmo in the final hours of the window may have slipped under the radar.


But since joining Mikel Arteta's side, the imposing Swedish centre forward has impressed his new employers.

Some have already labelled Moller the 'next Ibrahimovic'.

Now, he's even training with the Gunners first team. Here's why.

EXPLODED INTO LIFE

Moller was one of two young signings who moved to the Premier League giants on transfer deadline day.

He arrived for just £450,000, along with former Ajax winger Joel Ideho – penning a four-year deal.

Previously, Moller had spent 18-months training with Serie A side Bologna.

One could've expected a transition period for the Sweden U19 international. But he's already hit the ground running in youth football.



Playing for Arsenal's U23 side in Premier League 2 under Steve Bould, Moller already has three goals in as many games.

His impressive start earned him promotion to the first team, where he recently trained with the likes of Dani Ceballos, David Luiz, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers.

GIROUD'S REPLACEMENT

Since selling Olivier Giroud, Arsenal have lacked a physical presence upfront.

Although Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah offer pace, they're not renowned for their hold-up play.

Like Giroud, 6ft 4in Moller is a target man blessed with outstanding technical ability.

He thrives on bringing other players into the game.

But what sets him apart from Giroud is his finishing ability. Moller is lethal in front of goal.



That's why those who have seen him play liken his game more to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

With Arsenal suffering with a lack of firepower, Moller might find himself thrust into the first team spotlight soon.

And the way he is progressing, you wouldn't put it past him in becoming Arsenal's next Swedish hero after Freddie Ljungberg became an invincible.

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