Motherwell manager Stuart Kettlewell has revealed his disappointment at losing Sheffield Wednesday target Mika Biereth this month and taken aim at Arsenal.


The 20-year-old striker joined the Scottish Premiership side on loan from Premier League giants Arsenal last summer and scored six times and laid on five assists in 14 league appearances.


However, the Gunners have cut short his loan due to interest from clubs in the Championship in the ongoing winter transfer window.




Motherwell did not want to lose him but ultimately could do little to prevent the forward from returning south of the border.


Sheffield Wednesday are interested in snapping up the young forward on loan for the rest of the season.



But his departure has left a bitter taste in Motherwell’s mouth and Kettlewell conceded that it is a disappointment to watch Biereth leave in the middle of the season.


The Motherwell boss insists conversations in the summer made it sound as if Biereth would stay.


He said in a press conference: “It’s been a difficult one for us over the last 24 hours.



“It’s a major, major disappointment.


“The conversation was that Mika would stay here until the end of the season just last week unless something really big came on the table for Arsenal that they couldn’t turn down.”


Arsenal are hoping to negotiate a fresh loan deal soon to send out the forward for another experience but this time in England.