Arsenal favourites to sign £30m attacker, he could join this week

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Arsenal are favourites to land the signature of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid after making contact with his representative.

The Norwegian spent the back end of last season on loan with the Gunners, bagging two goals and two assists from 20 appearances.

The Gunners are keen on re-sign him, and according to The Mirror via Metro, they are in a strong position to secure his services this week.

The north London club could land him on another loan deal. Real Madrid would offer them the first refusal option for £30m next summer.

Odegaard is keen to get his future sorted at the earliest. He could make his return to the Gunners by Friday.

The Gunners made a poor start to their league campaign with a shock 2-0 loss at Brentford.

Their schedule gets tougher with Chelsea and Manchester City to face before the international break.

The club are desperately keen on adding creativity to the squad, and Odegaard would be a quality recruit.

He improved the club’s displays earlier this year with his clever distribution from the number 10 role.

He was initially expected to stay at Real Madrid, but he is now prepared to move on from the club.

Carlo Ancelotti has not guaranteed him game time. Odegaard was recently left out of the matchday squad.

Los Blancos don’t want to keep any unhappy players and are also open to selling Dani Ceballos.

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