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Arsenal transfer news live: Real Madrid drop Odegaard hint, deal confirmed, Buendia talks

Hello and welcome to the Arsenal transfer blog.

So far in the January window, the Gunners have completed the signings of Omar Rekik and Mat Ryan, but Mikel Arteta’s side have focused much of their efforts on trimming down the numbers in the first-team squad.

Sead Kolasinac and William Saliba have joined Schalke and Nice on loan respectively, while Matt Macey has signed for Hibernian and Sokratis’ contract was terminated by mutual consent.

Now the focus is on incomings.

A midfielder is on the agenda, with Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard a target, whilst Emi Buendia has also been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks.

There also looks to be at least one more outgoing, with Mesut Ozil’s move to Fenerbahce just hours away from being announced.

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