Arsenal Are Interested In Resigning Martin Ødegaard

Bertrand Traore

According to Fabrizio Romano, Arsenal is interested to resign Martin Ødegaard to the club. Arsenal prefers this move to be a permanent one and not a loan deal like the last season. The 22-year-old last season played 20 games for Arsenal scoring 2 and assisting 2 goals.

Martin Ødegaard currently has two years on this contract with Real Madrid. In his time at the club, he has been on multiple loans to clubs like Vitesse, Real Sociedad and Heerenveen. Real Madrid is open to signing players to be to clear the debt the club is in. Currently valued at £36.00m by Transfermarkt, Arsenal would need to shell out an amount close to £45.00m.

What effect did Martin Ødegaard during his loan at Arsenal and what can he bring to the club?

Martin Ødegaard last season joined Arsenal in the winter transfer market. His first full start was against in the 4-2 victory against Leeds where he had 2 successful dribbles and 43 touches on the ball. Since then, went on to play in the Central attacking position or the wide winger in Arsenal’s 4-2-3-1. His main highlight would be the 3-3 draw against West ham in the premier league. Having 95 touches on the ball, 4 successful dribbles as well as 4 key passes in the game. Having the additional attacking mid in the club help Emile Smith Rowe with time to recover and rotate and not burn out.

Currently, in Arsenal, there is a deficiency of attacking midfielders in the club. Martin Ødegaard being a Number 10 will help with the must needed creativity in the squad. Last season he had the most key passes per 90 than any other player in the club. His pass accuracy in the attacking half was 83% and 97% in the defending half. While being a winger, he made 0.6 tackles per 90 and having 1.4 successful dribbles per 90.

In the Arsenal preferred 4-2-3-1, Martin Ødegaard can play in each position in the 3 which is the CAM and winger positions. If arsenal wishes to go back to the 3-4-3, he can play either in the midfield or in the winger position. Due to this tendency of coming deep to carry the ball forward, he can play even as a false winger.

His style of play consists of making layoffs, prefers playing short passes and loves to dribble the ball. His strengths are in key passes, taking long shorts, dribbles and playing in through balls. Being just 22 as well as the captain for the Norway International Team shows his leadership on and off the field. It also shows Arsenal’s drive to invest in the youth than players with experience for a higher cost.

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