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Arsenal manager Edu has drawn up plans to secure the permanent signings of three Gunners loan officers, according to a report.
The Gunners are having to deal with reforming their squad with Edu tasked with helping restore the Gunners to greatness.
Edu allowed several high-profile stars to advance in January as they cleared the deck. The likes of Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Sead Kolasinac were allowed to move on. However, the exodus will not stop there, with more expected to leave in an effort to raise funds.
Of course, the Gunners plan to let another four players move on this summer with Alexandre Lacazette and David Luiz the two highest profile names.
However, not everything will be one-way traffic. As such, Sun. claims the Gunners boss has already put the wheels in motion to secure three deals.
According to the report, Arsenal wants to sign Dani Ceballos and Mat Ryan in permanent Real Madrid and Brighton deals. Edu will also be in contact with the current champions of Spain about a permanent deal for Odegaard in their talks about Ceballos.
However, the report claims that many of his plans after that will hinge on the club securing a return to European competition. Currently in 10th place, the Gunners face an ascending battle to even retain their place in the Europa League.
Failure to do so could jeopardize any additional transfer plans, and even more permanent sales could be considered.
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Cedric salutes the impact of Odegaard
Arsenal defender Cedric Soares, meanwhile, has praised Odegaard and feels he has a “great future” in the game..
OdegaardThe 21-year-old joined the Gunners on loan until the end of the season last month. The Norwegian international was fighting for action at Real Madrid and it seemed like a perfect move for all parties involved.
He enjoyed his first outing for Arsenal in last Sunday’s 4-2 win over Leeds United in the Emirates. That was his third outing for the North Londoners and Cedric is impressed.
“It has been excellent,” he said. “He is a very nice guy. He talks to everyone and he speaks a lot of Spanish, so he’s been talking to everyone.
“I think the whole team is receiving it very well.”
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