Premier League: Arsenal re-sign Martin Odegaard after agreeing on a permanent deal with Real Madrid- Check contract details The Norway international has officially rejoined Arsenal in the ongoing summer transfer window after the Gunners reached an agreement with Real Madrid for the midfielder.
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Martin Odegaard featured in over 20 games for Arsenal last season impressing team head coach Mikel Arteta. The Gunners were keen to re-acquire the 22-year-old and have finally added him back to their squad in this transfer window.
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Arsenal is reportedly paying a fee of around £34m to the La Liga side for their 22-year-old midfielder. Both the clubs had been in constant touch regarding negotiations in the last few days.
Martin Odegaard’s transfer from Real Madrid to Arsenal was also one of the main reasons why the Norway international was not included in Los Blancos’ squad in their first match of the season against Alavés last week.
He has been in London since the last week and underwent medicals on Wednesday before being officially announced as an Arsenal player ahead of their Premier League clash against Chelsea.
Martin Odegaard Arsenal contract: What offer did the Gunners give to the Norweigian?
The Norway international had agreed on personal terms with Gunners and signed a five-year deal with them. He is expected to remain with the Emirates outfit until 2026 after returning to north London on a permanent basis. With the official announcement coming by midday on Friday the Gunners will also be able to field Odegaard against Chelsea on Sunday.
Arteta is not expected to throw the 22-year-old in the teams’ starting 11 against their fierce London rivals. However, citing his experience of playing for the spanish manager last season, fans should not be surprised if Odegaard comes off the bench against Chelsea.