- Martin Odegaard is now officially an Arsenal player after completing a successful medical during the week
- The 22-year-old struggled to break into Real Madrid's first team under Zinedine Zidane before spending half of last season on loan at the Emirates
- The Norwegian was signed for £30million with bonuses worth around £4m for the Premier League club
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After a successful medical, the Gunners officially announced the Norwegian international as their new entrant into the Emirates.
The 22-year-old will not feature in Arsenal's crunch Premier League game at home against their London rivals Chelsea.
This is because players arriving from other European countries require a Government Body Exemption before they can register.
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Odegaard made a loan move to the Emirates during the January window and made 20 appearances in all competitions scoring two goals.
Among the goals was the winner against north London rival Tottenham in March as the Norwegian continued to be influential in Arteta's team.
The Norwegian who has been with Madrid since he was 16-year-old will wear the No.8 shirt worn by his fellow Real teammate Dani Ceballos.
Apart from Arsenal, Odegaard has been sent three loan spells with Eredivisie sides Heerenveen and Vitesse Arnhem before joining La Liga side Real Sociedad.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Mikel Arteta reportedly has until December of this year to save his Arsenal job.
According to Mirror UK, Arsenal chiefs have greater expectations from the former midfielder after backing him during the summer transfer window.
The north Londoners have already completed the signing of a number of players including Ben White who joined from Brighton for a huge £50m.
Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard is also understood to be on the verge of returning to the Emirates on a permanent transfer, with his arrival expected to bolster Arteta's midfield options.
YEN.com.gh also reported that former Arsenal defender Mikael Silvestre has predicted the Gunners are unlikely to finish in the top six this season.
Arsenal kicked off their 2021/22 campaign on the wrong footing as they lost 2-0 in their season opener against Brentford.
According to Silvestre, the north Londoners may not be able to compete favourably against their rivals who have strengthened their squads this summer.
Man United, who finished second last season have spent well about £100m on Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.