Arsenal have accomplished the signing of Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season.
The 22-year-old midfielder made it clear he needed to depart in January with a purpose to play common first-team soccer, having performed simply 9 occasions in all competitions for Real Madrid this season.
Mikel Arteta will be capable of name upon Odegaard for Saturday’s conflict with Manchester United, stay on Sky Sports, with Odegaard to put on the quantity 11 shirt at the Emirates.
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Odegaard’s determination to maneuver to the Premier League was aided by a chat with the Arsenal supervisor.
“I spoke to him (Arteta) before coming here, of course,” Odegaard instructed Arsenal’s web site. “That was crucial for me and he looks as if a prime supervisor and I appreciated his concepts, the method he sees soccer and likewise the method he’s.
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“He gave me an incredible feeling and that was essential for me to return right here. He was essential.
Ahead of Martin Odegaard’s transfer to Arsenal we check out a chic help for Erling Haaland in Norway’s Nation’s Leaguematch towards Romania in 2020.
“I think every time you go to a new place, you want to make sure that it feels good and that there is a plan. But I think everything here just seems good. I like the club and I always liked the way that the club wants to play. Everything about the club and now how the manager wants to play, I think it’s a club that really suits me well. So I think it’s a good match.”
Arteta stated: “It’s great that we’ve secured Martin to come to us until the end of the season. Martin is of course a player that we all know very well and although still young, he has been playing at the top level for a while. Martin will provide us with quality offensive options and we’re all excited to be integrating him into our plans between now and May.”
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Real Sociedad have been eager on re-signing Odegaard following his season-long loan stint final 12 months, however it’s thought Real Madrid’s choice was to ship him to a membership outdoors La Liga.
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Odegaard registered seven targets and 9 assists throughout 36 appearances on loan at Sociedad final season, main Real Madrid to chop brief his two-year loan and make him half of their first-team squad.
A quantity of Premier League golf equipment have been additionally concerned about Odegaard, together with Leicester, though the Foxes opted to not pursue the Norway worldwide after preliminary discussions.
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What will one-time wonderkid Odegaard deliver to the Premier League?
Sky Sports’ Peter Smith:
What will Odegaard deliver to the Premier League? Well, hype, hope and so much of media consideration for starters.
The consideration of the footballing world was centred on him in 2015 when, a month after his sixteenth birthday, Real Madrid gained the race for his signature – and the curiosity in the now 22-year-old is about to ignite once more.
Already a Norway worldwide when he joined Real, Odegaard – who had drawn excitable comparisons with Lionel Messi – instantly started coaching with the first workforce and have become the membership’s youngest-ever participant in the closing sport of that season.
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Ahead of Martin Odegaard’s transfer to Arsenal we have a look again at one of his targets for Norway of their European Qualifiers match towards Romania in 2019.
Back then, the anticipation of what Odegaard would develop into at the Bernabeu knew no bounds – however his progress, maybe disappointingly for some, has been quieter since, as the gradual development of a midfield technician has taken form.
Patience is paying off now, although. After an underwhelming 18-month loan spell at Heerenveen, Odegaard had a standout season at Vitesse in 2018/19, creating extra possibilities than every other participant in the Dutch prime flight, and ending third in the assists chart to Dusan Tadic and Hakim Ziyech.
He backed it up with a powerful season at Real Sociedad final 12 months, when he hit double figures for objective contributions, and was recalled to Real Madrid because of this.
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While a method into Zinedine Zidane’s line-up has finally been laborious to search out, Arsenal have landed a cultured creator, a pass-master and an attacking midfielder with a high-quality contact and brilliant consciousness of the sport.
Odegaard will deliver pleasure on the pitch in addition to off it.
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