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While talking to the Norwegian channel TV 2Martin Odegaard was questioned about whether he will return to Real Madrid when his loan to Arsenal expires.
Odegaard signed on loan from Arsenal for the remainder of the season in January. He had a successful stint with Real Sociedad last season, which convinced Zinedine Zidane to stay in Madrid. However, such is the competition for places in that area of the field with Los Blancos, who found their playing time limited.
A loan was absolutely necessary for Odegaard, and the midfielder finally showed signs of fulfilling his potential as a young man, prompting Real Madrid to sign him in first place. Arsenal showed interest in the 22-year-old and signed him for an initial six months, an unusually short-term move for a ‘Big Six’ club.
However, is this part of Mikel Arteta’s plan to sign him permanently? Do you want to convince Odegaard of what Arsenal can offer you, which even at this early stage looks more promising than sitting among Real Madrid’s substitutes?
Only Arteta and Edu will be able to tell you that, but Odegaard was questioned on this very issue while speaking to TV 2 after his first Premier League start, which came in Gunner’s 4-2 win over Newcastle. Speaking to TV 2, Odegaard said:
“You never know what’s going to happen, but for now I’m concentrating on doing my best this season and helping the team as much as possible.”
It’s nothing conclusive, but it certainly leaves the door open …