Arsenal tipped to return with bid for midfielder – They ‘love him’

Kevin Campbell claims that Arsenal ‘love’ Martin Odegaard and tips us to make another attempt to sign him from Real Madrid this summer.

The midfielder came to North London in January on a short-term loan deal, and quickly became a regular in the first-team, exciting fans in only a short time with the club.

Mikel Arteta reiterated his desire to retain the Norway international during the duration of his loan, and has made no secret of his intention to bring him back to the club given the chance, but Real Madrid are expected to and keep him in the Spanish capital this term.

Recent reports seem to claim that he is keen to return to North London however, with Odegaard not convinced that he will pick up as many minutes as he craves, and former Gunner Campbell is refusing to rule out Arsenal coming back in with another attempt to lure him back to the Emirates.

“I could see this happening if it’s what they want,” he told the Football Insider.

“He’ll have gone back and he’ll have been thinking he’s going to get that opportunity he was looking for at Real Madrid.

“But with pre-season the way it is now, you get an inkling that you aren’t going to get as many chances as you’d like.

“Let’s be honest, Arsenal really, really like him, they love him. So why can’t they go back in for him?”

Could Arsenal lure the midfielder back for another spell with the club?


Tags Kevin Campbell Martin Odegaard


  1. Maybe another loan deal to afford both sides adequate time to really assess the player and make a definitive decision about him?

    1. No, He’s a perfect fit. The Kroenke’s are too cheap.

      Just buy him already. Arsenal finished 8th, 8th!!!!!

      1. Martin Odegaard is not cheap at €50 million, givin the asking prices for Aouar, Matheus Pereira, Renato Sanchez or Marcel Sabitzer!

        1. Also Bruno Guimareas the 23yo Brazilian international DM (not ACM) playing for Lyon is being linked to Arsenal. Should Edu with his connections pull this off it would be an excellent signing.

  2. Is Odegaard really that much better than ESR?

    How about let ESR & Willock compete for the spot and save money not buying an overrated Odegaard.

    Perhaps Arteta could try coaching rather than always going for the checkbook first.

  3. Durand
    Does Eph give you to the time luxury to coach a player to potential. This is the most demanding league in the world and with a manager under pressure on what could define his career, so you want him to manage a player to full potential. How long do you think that will take him .
    Judging by last season performance my notion is the MA gave a reflection of the performance and concluded he needed to clear the dead woods and funds to buy young players that will last a long term with the guarantee of top six being the least of expectations for the coming season.
    We judge based on actions , not just mere predictions.

    1. Blaze
      I say coach them up because Arteta clearly had a free pass last year regardless of results.

      Wenger failed to achieve 4 and got sacked.

      Emery finished 5th, was sitting in 8th when he got sacked.

      Arteta finished 8th and got support from board and ownership. Last year finished 8th again and out of Europe for first time in over 2 decades.

      Arteta clearly is being given slack and not judged by results, so use the opportunity to polish talent we have.

    2. I don’t understand why the dead woods perform better with previous managers? Can you enlighten me?

  4. Not for me, he did okay last season. I would personally prefer us to approach man city for Bernardo Silva, who may become available if they sign jack grealish he would provide creativity with good quality passing and is a good ball carrier too, add Bruno Guimaraes and have a certy midfield.

  5. Possibly keeping Xhaka and and getting Oderegard wouldn’t be what I would consider improvement

    I have nothing against them personally and they’ve had some good matches but we need better midfielders especially creative midfielder imo

    1. Stephanie, it would most definitely not be an improvement. They are both very limited in what they bring to the team and there would be nothing but familiarity and stagnating as far as freshness to the team, that it so badly needs.

  6. I really don’t see Odegaard as improvement, the guy lacks pace, energy and kinda injury prone,

    Even if Xhaka stays, let’s get Bruno Guimaraes or Renato Sanches to the team,
    A midfield of Partey-Xhaka-Bruno/Renato would be great, substitute :Lokonga ,

    This will keep the energy in the team, even Grealish in man city wouldn’t walk easily into our 18yard.

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