Big news! Mikel Arteta drops massive hint he wants Odegaard’s loan at Arsenal into a permanent arrangement
Mikel Arteta has hinted Arsenal would like to turn Martin Odegaard’s loan at Arsenal into a permanent arrangement.
The 22-year-old has shown his quality in loan spells at Vitesse and Real Sociedad, with his composure and creativity winning many fans, and those performances led to Real Madrid keeping hold of him at the start of the season.
However, Odegaard was unable to get a decent run in the squad under Zinedine Zidane, and when the January transfer came around, the talented midfielder told the club that he wanted to leave on-loan until at least the end of the season.
Odegaard has made a promising start to life in north London – so much so that Arteta said he has the potential to become one of the best players in the world – and the Gunners coach is hopeful of being able to persuade the player to remain at Arsenal.
“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,” Arteta said on Sky Sports
“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.”
Look, we are massive fans of Odegaard and believe that a permanent move away from Madrid is the best thing for him and his career, he will not be given the game time that he wants and needs at the Spaniards.
So if the Gunners can broker a deal for the lad, they should, he has that ability to go on an become one of the very best midfielders in world football