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OFFICIAL: Real Madrid send Odegaard to Arsenal on loan deal

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The midfielder will play in London until the end of the current season.

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It’s official. Real Madrid and Arsenal have announced the loan deal for midfielder Martin Odegaard,

Norwegian international Martin Odegaard is joining us from Real Madrid on loan for the remainder of the season.
Technical director Edu said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the club until the end of the season. I would like to thank everyone at Real Madrid and Martin’s representatives for their collaboration in making this loan move happen. Martin is an exceptional talent and we are strengthening our squad by introducing an exciting offensive player to the club for the remaining months of this season.”
Mikel Arteta said: “It’s great that we’ve secured Martin to come to us until the end of the season. Martin is of course a player that we all know very well and although still young, he has been playing at the top level for a while. Martin will provide us with quality offensive options and we’re all excited to be integrating him into our plans between now and May.”
Source: Arsenal.com

Odegaard will wear number 11 for Arsenal. There, he should have the opportunity to play relevant minutes consistently, something he didn’t achieve in Real Madrid.