Arsenal striker Mika Biereth is already looking excellent just 35 minutes into this loan move at Scottish side Motherwell.
The striker made a huge impact from the bench in the side’s 2-1 win against Hibernian on Sunday.
Having entered the pitch with 55 minutes played, Biereth provided a brilliant assist for the first goal and then did superbly with his winner.
Biereth showed skill, balance and physicality as he taunted the Hibernian defence before finishing well.
The 20-year-old has been excellent for Arsenal’s academy and there’s always been talk of him being close to the first team.
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However, this loan move really will be a chance for Biereth to stake at Arsenal claim if he excels at Motherwell.
Fan comparisons to other Scandinavian strikers such as Erling Braut Haaland and Alexander Isak might be a bit premature, he did provide a good impression in Scotland yesterday.
This isn’t Biereth’s first loan spell away from the club, he did spend the previous season with RKC Waalwijk in the Eredivisie.
And whilst the loan was by no means a failure, Biereth has nearly improved on his two goals in 13 games in Holland already.
Biereth has a big chance to stake his Arsenal claim during Motherwell loan
At 20-years-old Biereth may consider this his last to make it at Arsenal.
Whether or not a good spell in Scottish football would even be enough to change opinions at Arsenal is a question in itself.
And with just one year left on Biereth’s Arsenal deal you would think he needs an exceptional season to prolong his stay at the Emirates.
The door is by no means closed to the striker, but he will now need to prove himself as a senior player.
It does seem that Biereth could indeed have that loan spell when he captures attention, but it’s just a question of being too late.
Biereth has an excellent reputation at Arsenal’s academy, and now he has a chance to build his name as a senior player.