Football NewsThe Gunners completed fully the transfer of Martin Odegaard
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Real Madrid officially confirmed that Martin Odegaard is the player of Arsenal. The Norwegian player left the team a few hours ago and he went to London.


Final confirmation of Odegaard’s transfer

Arsenal have completed the permanent signing of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid, though the midfielder’s signing has not come in time for him to feature against Chelsea this weekend. Arsenal completed the signing of midfielder Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid on Friday. The 22-year-old Norway international was on loan in the second half of last season and returns on a long-term contract after Arsenal paid a fee reported to be 35 million euros ($41 million).


Mikel Arteta’s opinion on Odegaard’s transfer

Mikel Arteta said that the team is growing very fast and also Martin made us better, we needed more options and alternatives for creativity. Odegaard scored two goals in 20 appearances for the north London club last season. The team did not disclose details but it was reported to be a five-year contract. Real Madrid had signed Odegaard as a teenager and sent him out on various loan deals, including to Vitesse Arnhem and Real Sociedad before Arsenal. Odegaard won’t be available for Sunday’s match against Chelsea. Arsenal opened the Premier League season with a 2-0 loss at Brentford. A deal for Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was close, Arteta said. Arsenal started the Premier League new season with the loss against newcomer. It was a big shock for everyone as the team lost an important game. As of now Arsenal is in the last spot of the Premier League table. Mikel Arteta said that Martin Odegaard will give a big boost to the team in the attacking line. It seems that Martin could not find a perfect option in Madrid. Ancelotti told him that there are four other midfielders and he won’t be able to compete.