How Gunners signed Martin Odegaard

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has revealed {that a} U-turn from Actual Madrid allowed the Gunners to signal attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard on a everlasting switch.

Odegaard was a major goal for Arsenal this summer season following his profitable mortgage in the course of the second half of final season, with Arteta eager so as to add some much-needed creativity to his squad for 2021/22.

Martin Odegaard

Odegaard spent pre-season with Actual Madrid / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Photographs

The Norwegian ultimately returned to the Emirates Stadium final week on a everlasting foundation, regardless of it seeming unlikely a deal would occur earlier within the window. The participant himself believed he would characteristic in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans on the Bernabeu again in June, and the north Londoners had been persistently linked with a transfer for Leicester’s James Maddison within the meantime.

Nonetheless, they ultimately received their man.

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