Nordtveit hopes to save Arsenal millions

Havard Nordtveit is urging Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to keep his chequebook closed over plans to add a new defender to his squad.

The 17 year-old Norwegian told "Of course I want to be that player.

"It is up to me to show them what I have.

"My first season has been very good. It was not so happy in the start with my injury but I am pleased to be back regularly in the Reserves, and to be captain. We got a smashing result on Monday night so it is just going upwards.

"Playing in the pre-season games is in my mind. I will miss the last reserve game as I am away with the national team on Thursday, but I will keep trying to do everything in training and if I am picked [for pre-season games] I will be very pleased. We will see."

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