Arsenal confirm signing of ‘prolific’ Swedish youngster Nikolaj Moller

Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of 18-year-old striker Nikolaj Moller – the day after the transfer window slammed shut.

Moller, who has been classed as the ‘next Zlatan Ibrahimovic’, will go into the Gunners’ Professional Development Phase where he is expected to work under Steve Bould.

Arsenal list Moller as a powerful striker and prolific goalscorer with the youngster having spent most of his youth career in Sweden.

It is believed he has signed a four-year deal with reports previously suggesting the Emirates outfit have paid around £430,000 for his services.

He wasn’t the only late arrival in north London with the Gunners confirming the signing of Thomas Partey 15 minutes after the 11pm deadline.

Arsenal had been linked with a move for the midfielder all summer and paid his Atletico Madrid release clause on Monday.

Arsenal technical director Edu, said: “Thomas has all the right attributes to be a top player for Arsenal. He is a leader on and off the pitch and he is exactly the kind of player and person we want at the club.

“We already feel like we know Thomas very well based on the work we have done analysing his performances closely in recent times.

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"With his all-round game and positive aggressive style, he will be a brilliant addition to our squad. We’ve made a strong start to the season and we want to continue to build on this with Thomas now part of our club.”

While Gunners boss Mikel Arteta added: “We have been watching Thomas for a while, so we’re now delighted to add such a high quality player to our squad. He is a dynamic midfielder with great energy.

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“He brings a lot of experience from a top club that has competed at the highest level in La Liga and the Champions League for several years.

"We’re very impressed with his attitude and his approach to the game. He’s an intelligent footballer and we’re looking forward to him integrating into our system and contributing to the progress we’re building at the moment at the club.”

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