Arsenal told they can make a £50m profit from selling midfielder

Alan Smith has suggested that Martin Odegaard’s market value has skyrocketed since he moved to Arsenal.

The Norwegian joined us from Real Madrid last season after spending the second half of the 2020/2021 term on loan at the Emirates.

Arsenal enjoyed his time and made the move permanent for around £30m.

Odegaard was a prodigy, but he was struggling to make a name for himself at Real Madrid.

Mikel Arteta bet on him to thrive in his team, and the Spaniard has been proven right so far.

He is now one of the most creative players in the Premier League, and he scores goals too.

Smith believes he is now worth around £80m if Arsenal places him on the market.

He said, as quoted by Football London:

“Their recruitment, it’s so difficult to get these sort of players.

“I think it shines a great light on the recruiting system, they are so together. I mean they paid £30m for Martin Odegaard and at the time I think some fans were thinking ‘£30m for Odegaard’. But I mean you get £80m for him now easily.”

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Odegaard is one clear reason we should trust Arteta’s judgement, as the Spaniard has proven he knows the players that can deliver for his team.

We can trust him to use any player he asks for effectively. The midfielder is now the club’s captain and we expect to see him do even more and thrive with that responsibility.

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  1. Systems matter, and a player can look average in one system and undroppable in another.

    Odegaard’s skill set fits into the system Arteta runs, so it’s great for everyone. Good job by Edu and Arteta in identifying and getting the players he needs to run his system properly.

    I was skeptical of Edu and Arteta when they came on board, but they look a different team this year.

    Still early days, but off to a great start and let’s see how we deal with the inevitable injuries and dip in form. I think Arteta & players have learned from the disappointments of last year, and I’m looking to see that growth and learning curve.

    1. Yes, it’s early days and we can’t really tell yet if we’ve beaten 3 good sides or 3 relegation candidates.

      What we have seen though is that without injury issues (KT and Tomi aside) Arteta and Edu are capable of putting together a side that can wipe the floor with some PL sides and that’s not easy to do.

      Once the hard times arrive we’ll see how many people remember this.

  2. I always thought that it was a bargain.if you remember before getting injured in international duties,he had started to have a real impact while finding some consistency.the injury came as a bad time, after that he was just trying to play catch up.

  3. Yes we’ve spent a lot of money in Arteta’ time and prices have gone up but I still find it remarkable that we’ve gone from probably having no players worth anything north of £50m to a whole gaggle of them – Jesus, Martinelli, Saka, ESR, Odegaard, Tierney, Saliba, and Gabriel with White, Zinchenko and Ramsdale not far behind. Impressive stuff.

  4. Honestly I wasn’t convinced after his loan spell and when we signed him permanently last summer I thought he’d just be a squad player.
    How wrong I was, 12 months later he’s the team’s captain!
    It’s amazing how he keeps getting better and better.
    Great signing!

  5. I’m still skeptical of him turning up in big games and his performances waning off as the season goes by. Always thought maddison is of a higher level when comes to EPL. Arteta had a self inflicted “injury crisis” last year when it mattered most. This year they have Europe as well, so really want to see how many are singing the captain’s praises when the going gets tough.

  6. He’s good and improving but no way could we sell for 80m atm, unless we found a desperate buyer (not that we would want to sell). Right now, 40 to 50m, probably.
    If the team continues to play well, I do believe his value could jump up to something like 80m over the course of the season, though.

  7. Our captain for that matter, the business era of Asen Wenger is over, we want to win trophies now, not for sale.

  8. That is Smiths valuation and means little but he like a few, at the moment would be worth more but two years ago, we would have got more for Auba, Gouendouzi, Leno, AMN, Lacca, Pepe and others than we can now. The only real value is what pound notes you get in your pocket, when you so actually sell.

  9. But when someone comes with 80m now, that will be more than enough for MA & EDU to fix it back.

  10. Odegaard is fantastic. Even when he’s having a bad day, he outs in the work. What arsenal us enjoying now is shared workload. We now have a striker who can make things happen. A midfield where Xhaka’s mistakes are limited. A defence that can be relied upon. And a little squad depth in which we can turn to. I’m sure most people don’t know just how far we’ve come. I know all arsenal fans are cautiously optimistic but trust me. Arsenal will be a team to watch this season. COYG

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