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Real Madrid make Martin Odegaard to Arsenal transfer decision because of Erling Haaland | Football | Sport

Real Madrid have decided they don’t want to sell Martin Odegaard this summer, despite Arsenal reportedly being interested. Their reason, it has been claimed, is that they want to keep the wonderkid in order to use him as bait to sign Erling Haaland. Madrid are eager to sign Haaland in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Norwegian striker is one of the most sought-after players in the world, and is valued at £99million by Transfermarkt. He has been on fire for Borussia Dortmund this season, with 25 goals in 24…

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Arsenal news: Martin Keown spots players ‘ignoring’ Martin Odegaard in worrying sign | Football | Sport

“Arteta is leaving him on for as long as he can in games so he can get that fitness, but he’s going to have to turn up and start performing, and this weekend is another huge game for Arsenal [against Man City].” Odegaard recently hinted at the possibility of a longer stay in north London. “You never know what happens, but first of all my focus is about the rest of the season,” he said. “Hopefully (I will) help the team, and then we’ll see what happens.” Source link

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Arsenal news: Nicolas Pepe warned he faces same problem as Gareth Bale at Tottenham | Football | Sport

Arteta said: “[Pepe] has had some really good matches and scored some important goals as well and I think that has helped him for the Premier League form and the recent form that he’s shown. “I’ve seen a lot of things, in his mentality, the way he approaches every training session, in his understanding of the game as well. “It’s true that he has patches where he’s played more than at other times. He has had the opportunity over the last couple of months that probably every player has been…

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Real Madrid stance on selling Ceballos and Odegaard to Arsenal with Arteta pushing deals | Football | Sport

But they may need Zidane to go in order to keep hold of Odegaard, who has made it clear he won’t return if the Frenchman stays in charge. Meanwhile, former Arsenal star Martin Keown has admitted he’s got reservations over Odegaard following the club’s 1-1 draw with Benfica on Thursday night. The 54-year-old told BT Sport: “A lot of the problems for the Arsenal team is finding that spare player. “It’s been Smith Rowe in the recent run. Odegaard has been given the luxury of playing in there. “We’re still…

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Arsenal news: Keown ‘feels sorry’ for Gunner star amid Odegaard concern | Football | Sport

Arsenal legend Martin Keown ‘feels sorry’ for Nicolas Pepe, with the £72million signing the odd man out in Mikel Arteta’s latest reshuffle. The Ivorian looked to be finding some form on the left-hand side of the Gunners front-three in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s absence. However, since the captain’s return, Pepe has been relegated to the substitutes’ bench, with Emile Smith Rowe taking his position and Martin Odegaard playing centrally. That change got off to the perfect start in the 4-2 win over Leeds, but failed to have the same impact in the…

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Arsenal news: Mikel Arteta frustrated with wasteful stars after Benfica Europa League draw | Football | Sport

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta admitted his frustrations after the Gunners only drew with Benfica in Rome’s Olympic Stadium on Thursday night. Bukayo Saka scored a vital away goal for Arteta’s charges in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie but they had multiple opportunities to win the game. Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was guilty of wasting two gilt-edged opportunities despite netting a hat-trick in his last appearance against Leeds at the weekend. And Arsenal were made to pay as they settled for a draw, Pizzi scoring from the…

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Arsenal news: Mesut Ozil’s perfect replacement shows issue Mikel Arteta has not resolved | Football | Sport

Fortunately, Odegaard is still finding his feet in an Arsenal shirt, but the Norway international’s goal record isn’t exactly the best. He’s still young, and there is still time for Arteta to drill that killer instinct into him, but it needs to happen fast. There is serious talk of Odegaard joining Arsenal permanently, and on the face of it it seems like a stellar move for the Gunners given his age and potential. But the way he operates is essentially the same as Ozil – is that the sort of…

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Arsene Wenger admission on Kylian Mbappe free transfer shows what Liverpool missed out on | Football | Sport

Arsene Wenger has admitted he missed out on the chance to sign Kylian Mbappe for free when the wonderkid was at Monaco, amid speculation Liverpool are set to fork out £200million for the Paris Saint-Germain star. Mbappe is one of the hottest properties in football at the moment. The PSG megastar is expected to be on the move in the coming summer transfer window due to his contractual situation. Mbappe will become a free agent in 2022 as things stand, and has reportedly told PSG to sell him in the…

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Arsenal news: Gary Lineker weighs in on Bukayo Saka amid Phil Foden and Sancho debate | Football | Sport

Gary Lineker has warned Arsenal star Bukayo Saka will face plenty of competition for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England side at this summer’s European Championships. Saka is the highest-scoring teenager in the Premier League this season and has become an invaluable member of Mikel Arteta’s side despite only being 19. Saka has already won four caps for the senior England side since his debut in the 3-0 win over Wales last October. The teenager has played the majority of his football under Gareth Southgate as a left wing-back. It…

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