Martin Odegaard has joined Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid for the remainder of the season. The club confirmed the signing of the Norway international on their official social media handle on Wednesday.
According to the report by BBC Sports, Martin Odegaard had appeared destined to return to Real Sociedad after spending the whole of the last campaign with the Basque club, but Arsenal’s offer proved too tempting to resist.
Mikel Arteta welcomed the new signing, as the Spaniard who has spent the majority of the January transfer window trimming a bloated squad which he had branded ‘unmanageable’, sees him as a great addition.
‘It’s great that we’ve secured Martin Odegaard 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,’ said Arteta
‘Martin Odegaard will provide us with quality offensive options and we’re all excited to be integrating him into our plans between now and May.’
Arsenal’s technical director Edu added:
‘We are delighted to welcome Martin to the club until the end of the season. ‘I would like to thank everyone at Real Madrid and Martin’s representatives for their collaboration in making this loan move happen. ‘Martin is an exceptional talent and we are strengthening our squad by introducing an exciting offensive player to the club for the remaining months of this season.’