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Guillem Balague has said on his YouTube channel what Arsenal have promised Real Madrid attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard.

The well-known Spanish football journalist has claimed that Arsenal have promised the 22-year-old that he will get lots of minutes.

According to AS, the Gunners are on the verge of securing the services of the Norway international on loan from Spanish and European giants Madrid until the end of the season.

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Balague said on his YouTube channel: “Only about a month and a half ago or so, Arsenal were thinking of letting him (Emile Smith Rowe) go on loan, but things have changed in recent times because he has showed that he has the consistency and the ability to stay in the first team.

“Perhaps he can play wide if necessary, in a different part of the pitch, or just be there while Odegaard gets adapted to the rhythm and the team and the system of an Arsenal side that will play him.

“That is what has been promised. There will be lots of minutes, and that’s why Arsenal have become the biggest option, also because Real Madrid didn’t want to offer him to Real Sociedad.”

Good signing for Arsenal?

Odegaard has not played much football this season, having made three starts and four substitute appearances in La Liga and two appearances in the Champions League for Madrid, according to WhoScored.

It could take a while for the 22-year-old to get used to the way Arsenal play, but the youngster could prove to be a very shrewd signing for the Gunners.

The attacking midfielder did well during his loan spells at Vitesse and Sociedad over the past two seasons and has a lot of experience for a 22-year-old.

Emile Smith Rowe has emerged as the creator-in-chief at Arsenal in recent weeks, and the competition with Odegaard for a place in the starting lineup could be very healthy and bring the best out of both the players.

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