Arsenal Sign Martin Odegaard on Loan

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Arsenal have completed the signing of Norwegian midfielder, Martin Odegaard, on loan from Real Madrid.

The deal will run till the end of the current season.

Odegaard has been handed the number 11 shirt.

The attacking midfielder started his career in Norway with Stromsgodset, where he made his debut as a 15-year-old in April 2014, becoming the youngest-ever player to feature in the top division.

After featuring regularly in the Stromsgodset team in his first season, Odegaard was signed by Real Madrid in January 2015 and subsequently became their youngest player in May 2015.

The 22-year-old has also made 25 appearances for Norway, making his debut in August 2014 when he became the youngest debutant for his country’s senior national team at the age of just 15 years and 253 days.

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta said the young star “will provide us with quality offensive options and we’re all excited to be integrating him into our plans between now and May.”

Technical director Edu said: “We are delighted to welcome Martin to the club until the end of the season. I would like to thank everyone at Real Madrid and Martin’s representatives for their collaboration in making this loan move happen. Martin is an exceptional talent and we are strengthening our squad by introducing an exciting offensive player to the club for the remaining months of this season.”