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Sebastian Larsson
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Sebastian Larsson Factfile
Name Sebastian Larsson
Born June 06, 1985
Place of Birth Eskilstuna
Position Midfielder
Squad Number 29
 Previous Club(s)  Eskilstuna
Joined Arsenal August 01, 2001
Arsenal Debut Manchester City (a)
Carling Cup 3rd Round
October 27, 2004,
Won 2-1

29. Sebastian Larsson

Seb delayed a decision to go out on loan last season and it paid dividends when he made first-team appearances in all four major competitions by the first day of February 2006.

The classy Swedish midfielder impressed in the Carling Cup for a second successive season, setting up a goal for Robin van Persie at Sunderland and scoring in the penalty shoot-out victory at Doncaster. He was rewarded with 90 minutes against Ajax in the Champions League.

Seb is renowned for his passing ability and accuracy from free-kicks, but he was called into action as an emergency left-back after replacing Sol Campbell at half time during the defeat against West Ham. That was Seb's Premiership debut and he started in the same unfamiliar role in the next two games.

After making steady progress last term, Seb will spend this season on loan at Birmingham City as the Blues look to regain their Premiership status after suffering relegation in May.

My Year


Sebastian enjoyed five starts for Birmingham in December as he helped the Blues maintain their position at the top of the Championship. Full performances in home wins over Plymouth and Preston were followed by 86 minutes in a 3-0 win at Sheffield United before he dropped to the bench for a 2-1 win over QPR. The versatile Swede was then restored to the starting line-up for Birmingham’s final game of 2006, a 2-2 with Luton Town.


A busy month for Sebastian as he featured in seven games for Birmingham. The Swede played a full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over Barnsley, a 1-1 draw with Wolves and a 1-0 Carling Cup defeat to Premiership side Liverpool. Steve Bruce introduced the versatile youngster from the bench in wins at Coventry, Plymouth and Burnley, and also a thrilling 4-3 defeat at Southampton.


Sebastian enjoyed another productive month on loan at Birmingham. He started by playing a full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw with Leicester before coming off the bench in the next three games against Luton, Norwich and Derby. He was then restored to the starting line-up and scored in the shock 4-2 Carling Cup victory at Sheffield United before returning to the bench for the 2-0 win against West Brom. He ended the month as a late substitute in the 1-0 win at Coventry.


Sebastian played a full 90 minutes in all but one of Birmingham’s September matches. He had full run-outs in victories against Hull, QPR and Wrexham and draws with Ipswich and Leicester. Birmingham’s only defeat came when the Swede started on the bench and play only the last 20 minutes against Leeds United.


Seb made a great start to his loan spell at Birmingham. He started two games for the Blues and made three substitute appearances in August. The Swede also scored twice — grabbing the winner in the League Cup victory over Shrewsbury and another in the win against Crystal Palace.


Sebastian made four appearances for Neil Banfield’s second-string as they played Fulham, Crystal Palace, Charlton and Southampton in Reserve League South.


Sebastian unexpectedly got an early taste of first-team action in February, playing out of position at left-back for the second half of the defeat by West Ham. He retained that role at Birmingham, where he kept Jermaine Pennant in check, and against Bolton. The Swede made no other appearances in February.


A busy month for Seb saw him play in all three reserve fixtures as well as making substitute appearances for the first-team against Cardiff and Wigan. The Swede was also an unused substitute at Bolton in the FA Cup.


A memorable month for Seb as he made his full Champions League debut in the goalless draw with Ajax at Highbury. Seb's only other appearance for the first-team was as a late replacement for Quincy in the Carling Cup win at Doncaster. He scored emphatically from the spot during the penalty shoot-out at Belle Vue.


Seb captained Arsenal Reserves to a 3-0 victory over Charlton at the start of the month and also played in the second string’s 2-2 draw with Southampton. The Swede ended the month by starting against Reading at Highbury and was involved in the move which led to Robin van Persie's goal.


Latest Larsson News Headlines
Date Article
08 November 2006 Loan Watch: Larsson plays as Blues bow out
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