Martin Odegaard: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta praises leadership quality of on loan midfielder

Mikel Arteta has praised the leadership quality of loan signing Martin Odegaard and is eyeing up summer season talks to probably lengthen his Arsenal keep.

Odegaard moved to the Emirates from Real Madrid on January 27 and has impressed in current appearances.

The 22-year-old wanted time to stand up to hurry having not featured often for the LaLiga giants however has began Arsenal’s final two video games within the No 10 function.

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While his means to seek out house and pick key passes has been evident from these early Arsenal shows, Arteta has additionally been impressed with Odegaard’s method.

“He is a young leader,” Arteta stated.

“On the pitch he’s exhibiting loads of character and loads of intelligence. They are traits {that a} chief ought to have.

“He has been here a very short time but he has adapted very quickly. He is getting more and more respect from the players and the staff and his weight on the team will increase with every week.”

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has praised the leadership quality of 22-year-old Odegaard

The signing of the Norway worldwide was one thing of a coup for the Gunners, who host Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday, dwell on Sky Sports.

There has already been one thing a clamour from supporters to see Odegaard stay on the membership past the tip of the present marketing campaign, when he is because of return to Madrid.

Odegaard made his Real Madrid debut in 2015 however has struggled to retain a spot within the group – with Arsenal his fourth loan membership in current instances following stays at Heerenveen, Vitesse and Real Sociedad.

Arteta conceded any deal, whether or not one other loan or a everlasting deal, must be labored out in the summertime.

“We have Martin for a few months from Real Madrid and first of all we have to maximise this time with him to try to bring to the team all the qualities he has,” the Spaniard added.

“At the end of the season we will sit together and decide where we can take that relationship forward. At the moment it doesn’t just depend on us.”

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Arteta says the membership is in a ‘significantly better place’ than it was a yr in the past, partly because of the emergence of a number of younger gamers

It stays to be seen if Odegaard begins in opposition to City with Arteta prone to make adjustments having named the identical beginning XI for the final two video games.

He made no alterations to his line-up from the victory over Leeds for the 1-1 Europa League draw with Benfica on Thursday night time.

But the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and fit-again Kieran Tierney will probably be pushing for recollects on Sunday.

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