Arsenal has no chance of keeping Odegaard permanently

Having had a fantastic time on the books of Arsenal since he joined them on loan for the rest of this season, Martin Odegaard is the player to sign for most of the club’s fans.

When he first joined, several people doubted what he could do in just six months and he has proven his doubters wrong.

His recent performance in the 3-3 draw against West Ham has seen even more calls for Arsenal to make his transfer permanent.

It is an endeavour that the Gunners want to embark on, but Marca says that idea is dead on arrival.

It says that Real Madrid isn’t considering selling the midfielder now and he will absolutely return to the Spanish capital at the end of this season.

The midfielder has enjoyed more playing time in London than he did in the first half of the campaign in Spain and he should prefer an Arsenal stay.

But the report adds that he is determined to be a success at the Santiago Bernabeu and he isn’t thinking about an extended stay at Arsenal at the moment.

The Gunners can try to sign him on loan for another season if they cannot get him on a permanent transfer.

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  1. I hate loan players if they prove themselves they go back to parent club and if they fail we don’t want them

    I would only get loan players with option to buy otherwise not worth giving them play time to improve themselves to get in to shape and go back where our own players are benched

  2. If this article and what I read earlier today regarding Real’s plans for Ode is to be believed, he shouldn’t play another single minute in the no.10 and I’m not even sure if he should be anything more than a bench player who provides cover if or when injuries occur or if some of our wide side players need to be rested…the only time when I would reconsider this position is when it comes to Europa League games because if he can help us progress that would at least justify our loan payments to his parent club

    1. On this I agree 100% with you – let’s keep improving ESR and start looking for a player who can push him and wants to play for The Arsenal for years to come.

  3. I will rather have him another full year on loan than losing him cuz we can’t sign him permanently. Without his influence in the West Ham game, we would have lost. Half bread is better than chin chin they say.

  4. Does Real Madrid take the Arsenal for a bunch of idiots?
    Look if Madrid really want Odegaard and/or Ceballos they would be playing for Real Madrid now.
    But first the truth about Odegaard.
    5 years ago RM signed Odegaard who was hailed as the new Messi.
    So did the richest club in the world pay mega coin for the next Ronaldo?
    No they paid just 2.5 m quid for the
    next Cruyff. 2.5 mill that’s all.
    Now has this world beater set La Liga alight during his 5 years at Madrid?
    In fact he has played just 37 La Liga games 31 one of them for Real not Real Madrid but Real Sociedad on loan.
    So in 5 years he has played just 7 La Liga games for his parent club.
    He has spent 95% of his time on loan. He is now 22 not 17. Tom Davies at Everton is also 22 and has played 123 PL games. Our own Joe Willock a year younger has played more top flight games than Odegaard.
    Now I quite like Odegaard. He is Arsenal top 6 side mid table level and could have a future here but remember we are comparing him to ESR so Odegaard should look good.
    Also Odegaard is playing for a contract .what will he be like when he gets a new expensive long term contract?
    Arsenal has been burnt to many times already.
    7 Games in 5 years for this footballing genius who cost Madrid 2.5 m.
    And they expect us to cough up 30mill for a player who they send on loan every season.
    So is Arsenal stupid enough to pay 25 mill in a debt ridden covid ravaged market? Well we did pay 25 mill for Saliba 27mill for Torreira and 72 mill for the football genius that is Pepe so anything is possible I suppose.
    Arsenal should play hard ball and just offer 5mill and see if Madrid bite.

  5. U have a point. Ode is still worth a decent market value but not inflated market price. A decent Vale will be at least 25m at such time.

    Personally Arsenal should not extend the loan itself n if there’s no option to buy. To me its a waste of time.

    If Ode is really keen to play for Arsenal and feel there’s a bright future with us rather then risking his future again in RM for so many years. Ode will ask the agent to force a move to Arsenal.

    If not Arsenal shouldnt waste time and look elsewhere.

  6. Odegaard was brought in to fill a gap at Arsenal. He seems to be doing that just fine for now.
    So for me we should leave matters there for the time being
    All this talk of permanent signing, loan extension, etc, just because the young man has had a few decent outings, is all premature. For now, we should just make the best use of him while he is here

  7. If he wants to stay he will push a move through.

    Great assessment above 👏👏 7 games in 5years, 30 games more with another Spanish team says it all.

    He is here to help and hes doing that… would love him to stay but that’s for his agent to force madrids hand.

  8. At the end of the season it’s all about what Odegaard wants. If he wants to stay and Arsenal offers 40-50 million pounds, he will be a Arsenal player no doubt.

  9. @wyoming.Nailed it.Madrid trying to play Arsenal like a fiddle.The deal will be done this summer ( if he maintains form)for £25/27 million.Madrid are in debt up to their eyeballs & Bale is going back to see out the last year of his £600,000 a wk (Thats £31 million plus a yr folks!)Theyll need all the money they can scrape up.Forget the bluster from the Madrid mouthpiece Marca.

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