The 22-year-old did well during that time, scoring four goals and registering six assists in La Liga last season.
And it now seems only a matter of time before Odegaard’s move to the capital is officially rubber-stamped, in news sure to please Arsenal supporters.
Meanwhile, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has expressed a belief Odegaard and Emile Smith Rowe are capable of playing in the same side.
He said: “Only about a month and a half ago or so, Arsenal were thinking of letting him (Emile Smith Rowe) go on loan.
“But things have changed in recent times because he has showed that he has the consistency and the ability to stay in the first team.