Martin Odegaard has once again become a priority target for the London giants heading into the summer transfer window. Norway international could be the subject of a move from Arsenal, whether it is on loan or a permanent transfer.
Martin is yet to carve out a place for himself in the first-team setup at Real Madrid. Having arrived at the Los Blancos in 2015, Odegaard has instead been sent out as many as four different loan spells, with the playmaker even making quite an impression during his stints at Real Sociedad and Arsenal.
Arsenal, in fact, had him for the second half of the 2020/21 campaign, with the 22-year-old playmaker taking little time to establish himself as a regular. In all, the Norwegian attacker played 20 games across all tournaments for the Gunners, with 2 goals and as many assists to show for his efforts.
Martin, though, is now back at La Liga giants and there is a cloud of uncertainty looming over him and his future in the Bernabeu. There have been suggestions that he could find a place under the tutelage of Carlo Ancelotti, while other reports claim that another loan move away from Real Madrid could well be on the horizon.
Gunners have unsurprisingly been linked with Martin again, but his potentially big-money price could pose a problem for them. To that end, Arsenal had turned their attention towards Emiliano Buendia, who was coincidentally a target for the Gunners before they landed Odegaard in winter.
In fact, there had even been murmurings that the Gunners had tabled an offer to sign the Argentine attacker and it was looking like the interest in Martin Odegaard had ended.