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Former Arsenal player Kristoffer Olsson on ventilator with ‘acute brain-related illness’

Former Arsenal midfielder Kristoffer Olsson is on a ventilator in a hospital in Denmark suffering from a brain disease.

Sweden and FC Midtjylland midfielder Kristoffer Olsson lost consciousness at his home last week and has since been on a ventilator at Aarhus University Hospital.

The Danish club said his condition is “not due to self-harm of any kind, nor is it caused by external factors”.

Midtjylland added: “A team of Denmark’s leading medical experts is currently working at high pressure to make a diagnosis and initiate the right treatment.

Since admission, Kristoffer has been surrounded by his immediate family and parts of FC Midtjylland’s staff, and is being treated by specialists in the field.

FC Midtjylland urgently requests the public to show respect and understanding. so that Kristoffer, the family and the doctors get the necessary peace of mind to ensure Kristoffer’s recovery and recovery as well as possible.”

The 30-year-old Olsson graduated from Arsenal’s youth academy in 2013, but only made one competitive appearance for the Gunners. He returned to Midtjylland on loan in 2022 before making his return permanent last summer. Olsson has played in 47 matches for Sweden and was part of the squad at the European Championship in 2021.

“We’re with you, Koffe,” Sweden’s Football Association said in a post on X.

On Tuesday morning, we received the terrible news that men’s national team player Kristoffer Olsson suffered a sudden illness and is now on a ventilator in hospital.

The entire Swedish football family is thinking of you and hopes that you will recover soon. Our thoughts also go to Kristoffer’s loved ones at this difficult time.”

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.


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