According to latest Arsenal Transfer news, Gunners have signed Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid until the end of this season. The 22-year-old Midfielder failed to make an impact in Zidane’s eye at Bernabeu.
Odegaard signed his first professional football contract back in 2015. He was also hailed as Norwegian Messi at 16. Moreover, He was under Zidane’s coaching at B team. Zidane included him in the first 2 games of this season’s La Liga but, he failed to make his start count.
Earlier this week, Arsenal excluded Mest Ozil, the former German International went to Turkish club Fenerbech on a free transfer. Arteta got his replacement and praised the new loan signing as “Exceptional Talent”.
Last year, Madrid’s Rival Real Sociedad signed Martin on loan. They were interested in signing him again this season but failed to do so.
Arsenal is unbeaten in their previous 5 matches in the premier league. Last night, they won 3-1 against Southampton. Addition of Martin strengthens the midfield, and it will be interesting to see how he adapts under Arteta’s management. Young talented players like Smith Rowe, Saka and now Martin Odegaard are useful for the long term future.
Arsenal is up against Manchester United this week, and he could be in the starting XI. Aubamayang missed the last feature as the striker announced he was on leave due to personal reasons. It seems like he will return on Sunday.
In the end, it now a golden opportunity for Arteta to show what his team can do against a top-quality side. This match will be a tough test because United is second in the table and previously won against Liverpool.