Arsenal new boy George Lewis has admitted that he was “surprised” when he found out the club wanted to sign him.
Arsenal brought the Norwegian youngster to the Premier League during the summer transfer window after he impressed them during a trial in March.
The Gunners were reportedly enthusiastic about his versatility, and subsequently extended the period of his trial before agreeing a deal with his club Fram Larvik, who play in Norway’s third tier.
Lewis, who was born in Rwanda but is a Norwegian citizen, has initially joined up with their under-23 squad.
So far, he has one assist from four appearances in the Premier League 2. He also scored for the under-23s in an EFL Trophy win over Ipswich Town in September.
Lewis admits that making the move to England has been a big step up.
“Of course, I was surprised when I first heard about the interest, I think everyone was,” Lewis told VG (via Inside Futbol).
“It has been a big leap in terms of level, but I feel I have handled it well.
“It was a challenge that I felt ready to take on.”
‘Special to wear an Arsenal kit’
Lewis signed a two-year contract at Arsenal, who have the option to extend his deal by a further year.
The 20-year-old is keen to prove his doubters wrong and make an impact whenever he plays.
“Where I come from, there are many who have not believed in me,” he added.
“That’s why it’s nice to be here now and it is always special to wear an Arsenal kit to play football matches.”