Nottingham Forest added Arsenal defender Jordi Osei-Tutu to their ranks this week. The Reds bolstered their squad by landing the talented youngster to their ranks on a season-long loan.
Last season, the 22-year-old spent time with Cardiff City. Injury and a managerial change contributed to scupper his chances of a successful season.
He did perform excellently on loan with Bochum the season previous, however. He scored five goals and registered five assists in the German second tier, earning rave reviews for his performances.
But what exactly can Forest expect from Osei-Tutu during the 2021/22 campaign?
Whilst we know very little about our new player at this stage, one person who is clued up on all things the Gunners, is the Twitter account Next Generational Arsenal.
We spoke to him this week to find out more about Forest’s latest recruit as he prepares to make his Reds debut against Bournemouth this weekend.
Nottingham Forest News (NFN): Typically we know Jordi Osei-Tutu operates at right-back, tell us about his style.
Next Generational Arsenal (NGA): Osei-Tutu is definitely more of an attacking right-back, he loves to get forward and is known for his mazy runs with the ball. He does like a challenge so can win individual duels well.
NFN: What are his main strengths and which right-back role is he best suited to?
NGA: I think he suits more of a wing-back role than a more conventional right-back but he’s capable of both. His main strengths are his dribbling and his pace, as mentioned earlier, he likes to run with the ball and can turn defence into attack very quickly.
NFN: Can he play anywhere else?
NGA: He can also play as a right-winger, when on loan at Bochum he did tend to play more in that role and contributed well with goals and assists.
NFN: What happened at Cardiff? He seemed injured a lot, should we be worried?
NGA: He was very unlucky at Cardiff and was beginning to become a regular in the side before a really bad hamstring injury ruined his season. Previous to that his injury record hadn’t been too concerning.
NFN: Is JOT seen as a future Arsenal star, or could Forest feasibly land him permanently?
NGA: His chances at Arsenal have most likely gone now. It was expected that he would leave permanently this summer but he does have a lot to offer.
NFN: Which other right-back is he a little bit like in world football?
NGA: In terms of style you could say he’s similar to someone like Tariq Lamptey (valued at £50 million by Brighton), due to his pace and dribbling being his key attributes. He’ll spend a lot of time in the opposing half.
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