Here are the Arsenal evening headlines for Thursday 21 January 2021.
Martin Odegaard ‘flying to London’
Arsenal look set to announce their second signing of the January transfer window.
The Gunners have already sealed a deal for Omar Rekik – although the defender is seen as a player for the future as he’s training with the U23’s for the moment to aid his development.
But Mikel Arteta’s side are in the market to bolster the first-team squad and a creative midfielder has been the priority even before the winter window opened.
This week has seen links to Real Madrid attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard emerge, although fellow La Liga side Real Sociedad are also said to be in the race.
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However, Spanish outlet Sport claim a deal for Odegaard to join Arsenal is very close to being completed.
The report also says everything indicates his ‘flight to London is about to take off’ and with that the Norway international could soon become an Arsenal player.
January transfer plans
Will Odegaard be the only new face at the Emirates Stadium this month?
Well, it looks like Arsenal are going to be very busy going into the final few days of the transfer window.
Arteta has been clear throughout this month that the Gunners priority was to move players on before they could think about bringing anyone in.
Mikel Arteta and Edu will be at the heart of Arsenal’s transfer plans in January.
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But with the departures of Sokratis, Sead Kolasinac and William Saliba confirmed, and Mesut Ozil set to join that list very soon, the Spaniard has admitted that his focus is now on trying to find players to bolster his squad.
Click here as football.london takes a look at where the Gunners are looking to strengthen…