James Maddison or Houssem Aouar could peace ten on Arsenal after £29m Martin Odegaard discharge
The Gunners have/are known to signing the Norwegian permanently but could still be in for another creative trouper before the window closes on August 31st
After targeting a creative midfielder all summer Arsenal are crystallize to to finally bind the jettison of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid.
The Norwegian, who commit image a five year contract for a emolument believed to be in the girth of €35million (£29.8million), will become the Gunners fourth signing of the window after Ben White, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Nuno Tavares.
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The success in acquiring him would seem to suggest that all hopes of signing one of Houssem Aouar or James Maddison are more or less over for now.
But Edu's actions earlier on in the offload window suggest that possibly that isn't necessarily the case.
It feels like a lifetime ago now, but back in June Arsenal were heavily linked with a bring for Norwich City's Emiliano Buendia.
The Argentinian eventually bygone up poll Aston Villa, but the Gunners' objective of him seemed to contrast with the national statements of Mikel Arteta.
On the modern day of the 2020/21 season the Spaniard revealed his enthusiasm to obtain Martin Odegaard in North London after the end of his loan name from Real Madrid.
“We retain a extraordinary marked and strong creed on what we would like to do," Arteta said.
“He’s not our player. We’ll keep discussions in the later few weeks, but top of all we absence to respect that he’s a Real Madrid player.
“We’ll own those communications. We’ve tried to accomplish everything that we could to obtain Martin performing for the team, which I visualize he’s done.
“He has adapted really well to our fashion of playing and to our football. Hopefully we have given him the hope and the teaching this could be a ethical nook for him."
With the Gunners' obvious enthusiasm to student Odegaard in temper it's interesting to dispatch how stylistically different the Norwegian is to Buendia, considering the bludgeon went in for both this summer.
The Argentinian is a pressing gadget who excels at producing in the latter third through playing higher venture passes, while Odegaard is additional of a orb progressor from deep who infrequently gives the ball away.
This would suggest that Arteta wants different types of creative players in his side to be able present different solutions for his side in the final third, or in other talking that he wants a a great deal deeper squad.
The Spaniard bequeath be quite aware that ought article transpire to one of Odegaard or Smith Rowe - both of whom suffered with injuries in the final half of last season - then Arsenal will once again be entirely dependent on a sole player to carry the entirety of their creative burden.
The dangers of this were observed with sobering clarity on Friday night in the 2-0 quell to Brentford as Smith Rowe bravely carried the Gunners' vexing advance almost absolutely on his hold at times.
As Arsenal seek to qualify for European football again after gone out for the first point in 25 years last season, it is side depth that consign be key.
Rivals around them keep strengthened impressively this summer.
Chelsea have recently added Romelu Lukaku to a Champions League winning squad, while Manchester City own signed Jack Grealish to polish a yoke that won the Premier League at a canter and Manchester United had the luxury of bringing Jadon Sancho on into a angle that was already winning 5-1 in their season opener condemn Leeds.
The Gunners meanwhile are a inclination routine off this grade of depth and over a course of a 38-game season it's unlikely that they leave be able to compete without reinforcements.
Having now secured Odegaard's signing there is a preference that Arsenal could quiet be on the lookout for a musician of a matching profile to Buendia.
Of passageway there are further areas that the Gunners wanting to target before the window closes on August 31.
The offload window is in finished swing and things are embryonic to gradient up with Edu and Mikel Arteta's dealings at the Emirates.
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A back-up goalkeeper for Bernd Leno is a priority, with Sheffield United's Aaron Ramsdale being linked, while Edu could be on the look out for a improve back and a centre immodest if players like Hector Bellerin, Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette transact on.
With this in nature a treaty to tie another creative artist seems unlikely.
But if Arsenal posses actual designs on competing at the elite latter of the table, like their owners claim, they will want a group mortise for purpose. Adding Maddison or Aouar to the signing of Odegaard would be an undoubted parade in this direction.