Kristoffer Olsson leaves Arsenal for FC Midtjylland

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Arsenal midfielder Kristoffer Olsson has confirmed his departure from the club after agreeing a permanent transfer to FC Midtjylland, where he has been on loan since September.

Olsson was a regular in the Arsenal under-21 side last season, having made his bow at the start of the campaign, and was afforded a first-team debut as a young side overcame West Brom via a penalty shootout, in which he scored, in the Capital One Cup.

The 19-year-old playmaker netted his maiden senior goal from open play this summer in a friendly victory over Boreham Wood before the decision was taken to send him on loan to FC Midtjylland in order to further his education.

A long-term future with Arsenal has, for some time, appeared unlikely given the strength the club have in the attacking midfield area, and the Sweden under-21 international has now sealed a full-time move to Denmark.

"Sometimes you have to take one step back to take 2 steps forward. Now it's official! I've signed a permanent deal with @fcmidtjylland," Olsson revealed on Instagram.

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"But first of all I wanna say thanks to @arsenal for these 3,5 years! I wouldn't be the same player or person without them!

"Everyone at the club has been helping me from day one, and I've made friendsships that I hope will last forever! And thank you to all of you fans and supporters, I love you❤."

Olsson has made six appearances for FC Midtjylland this season, with the club top of the Danish SAS Ligaen, eight points clear of FC Copenhagen.

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