Arsenal defender Nordtveit: Nurnberg made me better player
Nordtveit's fledgling career has already taken in spells in Spain, England, Norway and Germany, and he believes that his season-long loan in the Bundesliga has taken his game to a new level.
"To be 20 years old and play in the Bundesliga in Germany was, for me, fantastic," Nordtveit told Arsenal.com.
"I played with 82,000 watching. You have pressure on you, you have to win three points, so for me it was a big step, especially mentally.
"You need to be focused and you need to be ready every day, every game. I think it was a big step for me. At the start it was tough, in Germany it is disciplined but I like discipline so there was no problem."