Burnley boss Sean Dyche praised the performance of Johann Berg Gudmundsson against Arsenal and says he is starting to adapt.

Dyche hails Iceman

Dyche hails Iceman

The Icelandic international was part of a Charlton side that got relegated to League One season, but was the stand-out performer for the Addicks and caught the eye of Dyche.

The midfielder then went on to star for his country at Euro 2016 and Dyche had no hesitation in splashing out £2.5million to bring him to Turf Moor.

Gudmundsson came close to opening his account against Arsenal on Sunday and Dyche was more than happy with his contribution and believes he is beginning to show why he signed him.

Steven Defour and Jeff Hendrick may have cost more, but did not shine as much as the Icelandic star on Sunday.

“I thought Johann played well, really well, he’s beginning to get it," Dyche said. “Defour tired quickly, that’s why we took him off, he’s still adjusting – I’ve said that, even when you’re all waxing lyrical, I’ve no problem with that, but he is adapting still.

“Jeff Hendrick will keep adapting to us, there are some good signs of what we’re about, and overall it’s a solid start.”

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