Arsenal fans urge Edu to sign creative player on top of Martin Odegaard for cut-price fee
Odegaard set to rejoin Arsenal
Late in the window, it appears that Arsenal have finally got their man, as Martin Odegaard is set to rejoin the north London club, this time on a permanent basis. The 22 year old was on loan at the club for the latter part of last season, but is now set to leave Real Madrid for good, in a deal worth around 35 million euros (29 million pounds).
Martin Ødegaard to Arsenal, here we go and deal confirmed! Permanent move – bit less than €40m to Real Madrid. Personal terms already agreed on five years contract. 🇳🇴 #AFC
Edu and Arteta wanted Ødegaard as only priority since June, strategy was correct… and now, done deal. pic.twitter.com/2LCaiEiKD0
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 18, 2021
Odegaard helps to ease the creative burden on Arsenal’s new number 10, Emile Smith Rowe. As 101 reported earlier today, provided that the Norwegian is registered by midday on friday, he is eligible to face Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, who will themselves have new boy Romelu Lukaku.
Arsenal fans urge Edu to add maestro to summer spending
Meanwhile, Arsenal fans have already moved onto their next target. Amid reports that Houssem Aouar is now available for a cut-price fee due to his poor attitude in France, the Gunners faithful have begun revamping their interest in the Frenchman, who the club allegedly tried to sign last summer.
Lyon Sporting Director Juninho intends to react radically following the 3-0 defeat to Angers, now willing to sell Maxwel Cornet, Thiago Mendes, Houssem Aouar, Rayan Cherki and Islam Slimani for “their poor attitude,” according to RMC. More follows tomorrow.
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 17, 2021
With reports that the price could now be as low as 25 million euros, Arsenal fans have had their say.
Ødegaard + Aouar for the price of Maddison would make things much better, for me at least.
— Wayne 😷🇹🇹🏴 (@WaynesWorld20_) August 17, 2021
Aouar for £20m next and our midfield is complete, @Arsenal. pic.twitter.com/LAQg1AAd1D
— LacaZte. (@LacaZte) August 18, 2021
Get Aouar & Odegaard through the door, I need Btec Santi & Özil running round the carpet
— ‘ (@SherzCapone00) August 17, 2021
If Arsenal get Ødegaard & Aouar might have to ask Twitter for a “oh yeah”
— LJRC (@LiamCrook1) August 18, 2021
Getting Ødegaard + Aouar is so clear of getting Maddison.
— Billy Dunmore (@Dunmoreorless) August 12, 2021
Ødegaard done, now bring Houssem Aouar please!!
— Grandmaster (@Umar__farruk) August 18, 2021
Will Arsenal cap off their transfer window with a move for the Lyon man?