“He did really come to the fore today.” Wright urges Arsenal to sign Odegaard

Ian Wright has urged Arsenal to sign Martin Odegaard if it is possible after the Norwegian delivered a masterclass of a performance today.

The midfielder joined the Gunners on loan from Real Madrid in the last transfer window as they looked to bolster their squad.

With Emile Smith Rowe working his way into the team and impressing, the Gunners looked like they didn’t need another attacking midfielder.

Some fans even thought that the Norwegian would block Smith Rowe’s development.

However, Mikel Arteta has accommodated both players in his team and the Norwegian is delivering fine performances.

He was one of Arsenal’s best players in the West Ham draw as he continued his rich vein of form and Wright enjoyed watching him in the game.

He said the midfielder was good today and Arsenal has to sign him permanently if there is any possibility of that happening.

Wright told Optus Sport on Premier League Productions: “In the end, the character that they showed was magnificent.

“Chambers, Martin Odegaard, he is someone they do need to make sure they make that signing if they can. He did really come to the fore today.”

Real Madrid still believes that he can shine for them and that would make selling him in the summer somewhat premature for them.

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  1. The more he does well for us, the less likely we will get him permanently. Do we now hope he does not shine enough for R. Madrid to sell him to us or we hope he does well and bring us goodies and return to his parent club? I’ll go with the later if I’m to choose one.

  2. Not many can hold their heads high today, but boy he certainly was one of them!!

    OT.. How awful are Villa without Grealish?

  3. Best performance I’ve seen from an Arsenal midfielder since invincibles era, I think or peak Ozil. He is a must buy,but not confident Arsenal have the will or muscle to seal a deal with Madrid. Nor would they be keen to sell considering that they have some aging players of their own. Partey has copped a lot of criticism. Admittedly he was terrible early but picked it up in the second half with some incisive passing through the middle. He and Odergaard, along with ESR and Saka as support players could develop into a world class combination. However unless Odergaard is signed permanently making him the centre of everything Arsenal do in attack is pointless considering they will still have to go all out for a replacement and be back at square one with Xhaka and Elneny as main options.

    1. That’s the problem with loan offer.

      If he performs its good. If he doesn’t we will slam his performance.

      But still there’s a chance we can sign him cos RM need funds to replace key player. And besides RM can’t slot him permanently in the squad. They have quite a number of players at their disposal. At most they will rotate him occasionally.

      At Arsenal he will be most comfortable with the Saka, Emile, Tier, Martin. Cos they are around the age group and I can see the chemistry is there. The bond is building up nicely. He can play here more regularly and also he can be part of a Arsenal revolution for A Top 4 finish next season onwards and even had a chance to be a Arsenal Legend if he contribute for a PL Champion.

  4. Don’t discount player power in transfers. Odegaard is obviously happy at Arsenal and appears to get on very well with his team mates. He is getting selected and putting in good performances. He has now more first team appearances with Arsenal, than he has with Real Madrid.
    Zidane does not favour him and Real Madrid have a lot of midfield talent to choose from. Real Madrid are ambitious and their table position is not where they want to be. They have been affected by the financial repurcussions of the pandemic and will have to sell to strengthen the player positions they need.
    Arsenal need to encourage Odegaard to want to stay at the Emirates, him to put in a transfer request and Arsenal to follow up with a sensible bid.
    If Arteta and Arsenal want Odegaard they have to show the ambition of a Club of their supposed status.

    1. Yes Ozzie! NOW is the time our owner needs to come to the party and put some personal bread- not just crumbs – on the table. All your post makes sound sense.
      ODEGAARD has already done enough to convince most Gooners of his true class. He DOES look the real deal and we MUST seal his transfer.
      But which realist can ever have any TRUE confidence in Scrooge KROENKE TO BRING PROPER BREAD TO THE TABLE!

      1. Ozzie, is it upto Odegaard? He is contracted to Real, they decide if they keep him, what they do with him and how much they would want for him. Seeing as though they paid a world record fee then for a teenager and a significant amount of money, he wont be released easily or cheaply.

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