Arsenal reserves coach Banfield pleased with Nordtveit, Murphy

Arsenal reserves coach Neil Banfield has again sung the praises of Norwegian youngster Havard Nordtveit after this week's victory over Portsmouth.

Banfield said: "It is difficult for a young lad to come in from a foreign country and settle in. It can take six maybe seven months to adapt to a different culture and a different style of playing the game and a new tempo. Havard has done really well at that."

The 2-0 win also marked England U17 striker Rhys Murphy's first game of the season, which he celebrated with a goal, and Banfield told arsenal.com: "I have given the lads a little something to work towards which is if they can go unbeaten towards the end of the season then they will have done well and achieved a lot."

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