Arteta hopes to have discussions with Arsenal’s ‘leader’ over a everlasting stay

Mikel Arteta has praised the standard of Martin Odegaard’s loan signing management and is eyeing summer time talks to probably lengthen his Arsenal stay.

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

The 22-year-old player wanted time to come rapidly after not regularly overlaying for LaLiga’s giants however has began Arsenal’s last two video games within the quantity 10 position.

Whereas his means to seek out house and select key passes has been evident from these early Arsenal shows, Arteta has additionally been impressed by Odegaard’s method.

“He is a young leader,” said Arteta.

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

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

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

Already there was 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. In truth, Arsenal is its fourth loan membership in latest years following stays in Heerenveen, Vitesse and Real Sociedad.

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Odegaard impresses the Gunners boss

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

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

“On the end of the season we’ll sit collectively and resolve the place we will take that relationship forward. On the moment it does not just rely on us. ”

It stays to be seen whether or not Odegaard will start against City. In truth, Arteta is prone to make adjustments after naming the identical beginning XI for the last two video games.

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

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

Arsenal want velocity, as a switch target launch clause may hit € 150m

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