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OFFICIAL: Arsenal completes loan signing of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid

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Arsenal have officially announced the loan signing of Real Madrid wonderkid, Martin Odegaard, until the end of the season.

Recall the WuzupNigeria reported that the Norwegian passed his Arsenal medicals om Tuesday ahead of the loan move to the North London side, despite interests from Real Sociedad and Leicester City, amongst others.

Speaking on the club website, Odegaard who made only nine appearances for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season said Arteta influenced his decision to join the Gunners.

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“I spoke to him (Arteta) before coming here, of course…That was very important for me and he seems like a top manager and I liked his ideas, the way he sees football and also the way he is.

“I think every time you go to a new place, you want to make sure that it feels good and that there is a plan. But I think everything here just seems good. I like the club and I always liked the way that the club wants to play. Everything about the club and now how the manager wants to play, I think it’s a club that really suits me well. So I think it’s a good match.”

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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.”

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