Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is excited by the talent of summer signing Havard Nordtveit.

Wenger is aware that Nordtveit is not the 'finished article' but in certain areas he is well ahead of schedule.

"What I liked in this boy is his intelligence and his mental strength," Wenger told "He is very mature. In fact I have rarely seen a boy of his age so mature.

"Physically we need to get him up to the Premiership level, at the moment he is a bit behind. But technically and tactically he is already there. He is an intelligent boy with good vision. He has a good pass out from the back and he is strong too.

"I hope that he can develop well."