‘I’ve said things’ – Odegaard refuses to rule out Arsenal stay with jibe at Real Madrid

Martin Odegaard has aimed a shot at Real Madrid for their handling of his time there this season, while refusing to rule out staying with Arsenal beyond the summer.

The Norwegian has been an instant hit in North London, having only joined in January he has already emerged as a first-team regular under Mikel Arteta, and put in his most assured performance on Sunday.

The 22 year-old appeared to be all over the pitch against West Ham as he worked continuously on and off the ball to help his side overturn a 3-0 deficit to rescue a point.

Arsenal fans all over are now hopeful that they could potentially see the Real Madrid loanee stay on beyond his current terms, with him seemingly having instantly settled in at the Emirates, and appears extremely happy at present.

Odegaard was asked about staying at Arsenal beyond the summer, to which he replied (via FabrizioRomano): “My future at Arsenal? The deal with Arsenal is until the end of season. We’ll see what happens this summer. I’ve said things before that I still stand for: stability and development are key words…”.

Zinedine Zidane’s failure to give him the chance to show his worth on the pitch in the opening months of the current season saw him push to leave on loan in January, and that played into the hands of Arsenal, but with two years remaining on the creative midfielder’s contract, Real Madrid are not forced into making any decisions at present.

Does Odegaard appear happy in North London? Could we possibly convince him to sign permanently?


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  1. if we have an imaginary midfield of partey , bissouma , ESR, and odegard and probably bradt . I believe we will be equivalent to city (blueprint) in technicality if only we implement high pressing accompanied by high intensity football which depends on the manager.

    1. Martin is definitely happy at Arsenal and London he said it himself as stated in the article he stands by it also Ozzie Gunner made a very good point concerning player’s power nowadays and how we shouldn’t underestimate it what if he decides he wants to leave RM with 2 years left in his contract?would Zizou keep an unhappy player around ?because no matter what people thinks he will be RM manager as the start of the new season this season they focused on offloading players not buying any saving for their rebuilt and might have to sell more players!as we know in 2014 he had dinner with AW when clubs were all trying to sign him at 15 years old at the time it is safe to assume that he didn’t decide to join RM on his own and was probably advised/influenced this time around this would be his decision having grown up admiring Arsenal we never know but unsurprisingly the problem would be our finances!

  2. That would be a very strong midfield and would take us to a different level! We have to level up this year.

  3. I still believe REAL will not sell him, but if he proves stubborn by wanting 2 leave, they may loan him back 2 us 4 a full season. REAL believes he will replace Modric in the near future.

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