With Mikel Arteta as a huge fan, Arsenal might yet sign Martin Odegaard this summer.
Last season, Martin Odegaard had a fantastic loan spell at Arsenal, but he has now returned to his parent club Real Madrid.
According to sources, Arsenal has not ruled out the possibility of re-signing Martin Odegaard ahead of the new season.
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Odegaard impressed during a loan spell with Arsenal in the second part of last season, contributing to the Gunners’ improved form towards the end of the campaign.
The 22-year-old has since returned to Real Madrid on loan and said his goodbyes to Arsenal fans.
Mikel Arteta, the manager, was unsure about bringing the loanee back, suggesting that his future would be out of Arsenal’s hands.
Odegaard was scheduled to meet with Carlo Ancelotti, the new Real Madrid manager who was reappointed following the departure of Zinedine Zidane.
Odegaard could, however, return to the North Londoners for a second loan term, according to reports.
According to the Athletic, Arteta is still a huge fan of the offensive midfielder and would welcome his arrival if he became available on the market.
Due to the change in manager at the Spanish giants, Odegaard’s future has been unknown.
“Real Madrid has made it obvious that they want me back,” Odegaard stated earlier this month in an interview with Norwegian network TV2.
“So, when the training resumes, it will be time to go there.”
“Of course, playing there has always been a dream of mine.
“I’ve been with the club for nearly six years, and it has always been my ambition.
“I’ve always wanted to play, and I’ve always said that. It’s crucial to put forth a lot of effort when you’re playing.”
When asked if he had spoken with Ancelotti, Odegaard replied, “No, not directly, but I have spoken a lot with the club and have had a tight contact.”
“As a result, I believe they have a decent overview.”
Meanwhile, Arteta is putting the finishing touches on the rest of his summer transfer window plans as he prepares for a much better season.
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