Martin Odegaard: Where does Real Madrid’s change of heart leave Arsenal?

Arsenal could be left red-faced in the summer in their attempt to make Martin Odegaard’s stay at the Emirates permanent. Real Madrid still feels he is important to the future and have issued an Odegaard no sale sign.

It was looking so promising for the Gunners as we approached the international break. Now, worryingly, they sweat an injury concern for their star January transfer, Martin Odegaard. Adding to the injury setback is the latest news out of the Real Madrid camp;

He is not for sale at any price! This is not the news needed for a team enjoying the youthful talisman’s contribution. The North London side were ready to take his loan spell and make his stay a lifelong one after his influence in their positive results.

Real Madrid ‘not contemplating’ Martin Odegaard sale in transfer blow to Arsenal. Real Madrid reportedly have no intention of letting Martin Odegaard leave permanently this summer in news which will come as a bitter blow to Arsenal.

The equivalent of what Madrid has just done is like when you’ve rounded the corner and you are close to home, returning from the shop with your favourite treats. As you hit the corner… BOOM! Somebody sucker-punches you in the gut and steals your treats.

Making it even harder to see a Martin Odegaard transfer to Arsenal

What sets the brakes on even harder in this transfer saga is the player himself. The 22-year-old chose Los Blancos when he was a teenager and will understandably want to make his mark in Spain.

He wants to prove himself a true Galáctico and nobody can blame him for his ambitions. Real Madrid are looking for their next team of stars and he could well be the golden boy of the next era.

And they also claim although Odegaard himself is enjoying his spell at the Emirates, he is still determined to be successful at Madrid, and is desperate for the opportunity to prove himself in the Spanish capital. (Via:

If Zinedine Zidane is an admirer of the playmaker as he claims to be, then there is definitely a future for him at the Bernabéu. This all despite him enjoying some of his best days in one of Europe’s top leagues in one of the Premier League’s top teams.

There is certainly no comparing Madrid and Arsenal and putting them in the same sentence is quite disrespectful to the La Liga giants, but if Martin Odegaard were to stay in North London at the Emirates, it could be the start of something great and will be that way for a long time to come.

Going to be a good watch but this will be far from the top transfer to look out for when we have Mbappe, Haaland, and Sancho on the watch list of many of the world’s elite.

Sadly, at the moment, this leaves the Gunners without a strong grip on the Odegaard transfer situation and could see their attention turn elsewhere. But to lose him and not replace him would murder their ambitions for next season.