Arteta hopes Arsenal can negotiate ‘leader’ deal

Mikel Arteta has praised the loan management high quality sign Martin Odegaard and is eyeing summer season talks to presumably prolong his Arsenal stay.

Odegaard moved to the Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid on January 27 and has been impressed in current appearances.

The 22-year-old wanted time to come shortly after failing to function regularly for LaLiga’s giants however has began Arsenal’s last two video games within the quantity 10 function.


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Whereas his potential to search out area and select key passes has been evident from these early Arsenal exhibitions, Artde has been impressed by Odegaard’s method as well.

“He is a young leader,” said Arteta.

“On the pitch he exhibits lots of character and lots of intelligence. They’re qualities {that a} leader ought to have.

“It has been right here for a really short time nevertheless it has tailored in a short time. He’s getting extra and extra respect from players and workers and his stress on the team will improve with every week.

The signing of the Norway international was a great achievement for the Gunners, who welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday.

There has already been a buzz from followers to see Odegaard stay on the membership past the end of the present marketing campaign, when he returns to Madrid.

Odegaard made his first look at Real Madrid in 2015 however has struggled to safe a spot within the team – with Arsenal lately its fourth loan membership following stops at Heerenveen, Vitesse and Real Sociedad.

Arteta admitted that any deal, whether or not it was an alternate loan or a everlasting deal, must be labored out in the summertime.

“We have now Martin for a couple of months from Real Madrid and to start with we’ve got to make probably the most of this time with him to try and bring all of the qualities he has to the team,” the Spaniard added.

“On the end of the season we are going to sit collectively and resolve the place we are able to take that relationship forward. On the moment it would not just rely on us. ”

It stays to be seen whether or not Odegaard’s start against City with Arteta is more likely to make modifications after naming the identical beginning XI for the last two video games.

He made no modifications to his line-up of the win over Leeds for a 1-1 Europa League match with Benfica on Thursday evening.

However folks like match Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Kieran Tierney will once more be pushing to be recalled on Sunday.

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