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Real annoyed with Odegaard statement 0

Posted on February 18, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid are annoyed by a statement recently made by Martin Odegaard, currently on loan at Arsenal.

Odegaard made his first start for the Gunners in the 4-2 triumph over Leeds United on Saturday. He played a good game as a No.10, behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang upfront, with Emile Rowe Smith and Bukayo Saka on either flank, before being replaced in the 77th minute by Mohamed Elneny as manager Mikel Arteta sought to provide some additional defensive stability to his team late on. The 22-year-old Norwegian is said to have adapted very quickly to what Arteta expects of him, as well as to life in London.

Thomas could return for Leeds clash 0

Posted on February 08, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

The injury Thomas Partey suffered in Arsenal’s defeat to Aston Villa on Saturday is not serious and he could be back in contention by the time the Gunners face Leeds United at the Emirates on Sunday, multiple sources have reported.

The midfielder was forced off the pitch at Villa Park with a muscle issue in the 74th minute, causing another worry for manager Mikel Arteta.

“I don’t know, he had a muscular issue so we had to take him off,” the boss said after the game.

Zidane should understand Odegaard’s decision 0

Posted on February 05, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has publicly criticized Martin Odegaard over his decision to leave his team and join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season.

“He wanted to leave, we have spoken about it two or three times,” the Frenchman said, as relayed by Marca.

“He is a player who wants to play. Martin wanted to leave, he wanted to get minutes and chances elsewhere. The player demanded it. I told him to stay and fight, but it wasn’t to be.”

Martinelli, Ryan and Odegaard make Europa League squad 0

Posted on February 03, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal’s 25-man list for the knockout stages of the Europa League has been revealed, and as expected, there were a couple of changes compared to the one submitted for the group phase back in October.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Mesut Ozil missed out back then, and they both left the club in January. That may not be too relevant, but the departures of Sead Kolasinac and Shkodran Mustafi, who were both on that list, certainly are as they opened up two spots for foreign players to be added. Those spots have now been filled by goalkeeper Mat Ryan and attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard, both of whom arrived last month on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion and Real Madrid, respectively.

Odegaard credits Arteta with helping him make Arsenal move 0

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Harry Kettle

Arsenal have managed to bring Martin Odegaard into the Emirates on loan from Real Madrid, and in doing so, many believe they have received a real injection of life from the Norwegian superstar. There’s every reason to think that this could be a blockbuster signing for them given the hype that’s behind him, but either way, it’s still a risky move.During his first interview since moving to North London, Odegaard credited Mikel Arteta with helping him make his decision.

“I spoke to him before coming here, of course,” Odegaard told “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.

Arsenal confirm Odegaard signing 0

Posted on January 27, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and finally confirmed the signing of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid, who will now be wearing the shirt No.11, previously worn by midfielder Lucas Torreira.

Technical director Edu spoke about the club’s efforts to bring in an attacking midfielder a while back, and it seems those efforts had intensified following the departure of Mesut Ozil. It was agreed that the German’s contract should be terminated, and he has now joined Fenerbahce, finally releasing the club from the burden of paying his enormous wages.

Arsenal and Real to discuss Ceballos and Odegaard situations in the summer 0

Posted on January 26, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal and Real Madrid are expected to discuss the situations surrounding Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos at the end of the season, according to transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Ceballos joined the Gunners initially in the summer of 2019 on a season-long loan. His fine performances warranted the club to at least try and turn the deal permanent at the end of the agreed spell, but they obviously failed to reach an agreement over it with Real. They were therefore obliged to wait and see if the Spanish giants would be able to sell him elsewhere, before making a move for another loan. Fortunately, no prospective suitor matched Real’s demands and Arsenal were able to bring the 23-year-old midfielder back to north London.

Transfer talk: Mustafi in termination talks, Odegaard agreed 0

Posted on January 25, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Shkodran Mustafi has opened talks with Arsenal over the possibility of terminating his contract early, according to

The defender has only made nine appearances in all competitions this season, three of those in the Premier League, and he hasn’t played at all since coming on off the bench for the final minute of the Gunners’ Boxing Day triumph over Chelsea. Even more to the point, manager Mikel Arteta left him out of the matchday squad for the FA Cup clash with Southampton on Saturday, while naming both Matt Ryan and Alex Runarsson, two goalkeepers, on the bench.

Arsenal sign Ryan and close in on Odegaard 0

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have completed and confirmed the signing of Brighton and Hove goalkeeper Matt Ryan on loan for the remaining part of the season.

The 28-year-old Australia international arrives to the Emirates to boost the competition for the spot between the posts, although, in all honesty, he doesn’t look very likely to pose a serious threat to Bernd Leno in that respect. He is more likely to compete, and probably beat, Alex Runarsson for the place on the bench, with the Icelander not very impressive for the Gunners since his arrival.

Arsenal approach Real Madrid for Martin Odegaard 0

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to a fresh report by Sky Sports, Arsenal have approached Real Madrid with an offer of a loan deal for Martin Odegaard.

The 22-year-old is an extremely gifted attacking midfielder, which perfectly suits what technical director Edu recently confirmed the club are on the lookout for. He spent last season on loan with Real Sociedad, and even though that deal was supposed to last two years, his excellent performances at the Anoeta Stadium, coupled with the financial issues Real are going through due to the ongoing pandemic, prompted an early recall.

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