Arsenal legend Ian Wright has told The Sun that he was not surprised with Aleksandar Mitrovic’s performance against Norwich City on Sunday.
The Serbia international striker started the Premier League game at St. James’ Park and played for 88 minutes.
The 21-year-old played an important role in the 6-2 win for Newcastle, scoring a brilliant goal in the 64th minute.
Former Arsenal striker Wright was impressed with the way Mitrovic scored against Norwich and told The Sun: “You can see with his touches (that) he causes defenders problems.
“The touch and finish for the goal, his chest control and finish… He took the defender out, he took everyone out.
“You know what? it wasn't surprising to see because we have seen flashes of him, but I think the emphasis has been on his disciplinary side.”
Mitrovic did not start his Premier League career well, picking up two yellow cards and one red, but he is starting to show his quality now.
The youngster, signed from Belgian giants Anderlecht in the summer transfer window, has established himself as an important player for Steve McClaren’s side.
The 21-year-old former Partizan striker has scored two goals and provided two assists in seven Premier League games so far this season.
Mitrovic has a pass accuracy of 71% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and has won 20 headers, six dribbles and two tackles.