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Latest Florentino Perez comments give Arsenal a big boost in Odegaard pursuit - The Insider's View

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Amid all the drama surrounding the European Super League, Arsenal fans have forgotten about our potential plans for the upcoming summer transfer window.

The Gunners have a lot to decide – both with respect to new signings and outgoings. Mikel Arteta and Edu have a lot to think about, but it is fair to say, we all know who will be Arsenal’s priority target this summer.

Martin Odegaard has become a huge hit since joining us on loan in January. The noise around the Norwegian has died down over the last few weeks due to his injury, but he is exceptional, and we should do everything possible to sign him.

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Spanish outlet Sport revealed just a few weeks after Odegaard joined us that the Norwegian had sent a message to Real Madrid. It was claimed that the midfielder made it clear to the Galacticos that he will not return to the club if Zinedine Zidane is still at the helm.

Fast forward two months, Zidane is still at the helm, and if Real Madrid president Florentino Perez’s words are anything to go by, The Frenchman isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

He told El Larguero: “I can’t imagine Real Madrid without Zidane next year.

“Zinedine has a contract with Real Madrid and is a legend of this club. One day he will go away and, if he does, he will have to go like a legend. He will decide or we will decide together. Zidane will never wake up thinking that he’s fired from Real Madrid. Never.”

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Huge boost for Arsenal?

If Odegaard does not fancy playing for Zidane ever again, he will not return to Real Madrid this summer. The Galacticos will have to move him on, and who better than Arsenal to go all out for his signature.

However, if Odegaard does become available, plenty of other clubs will put their names in the hat. A few Premier League sides may want to sign him too, which could complicate things for Arsenal, who are likely to be without a lot of money this summer.

With the pressure mounting on Stan Kroenke, the Arsenal owner will have to do something to appease the fans. Sanctioning a big-money move for Odegaard could slightly improve his image, but knowing him, we’ll probably watch the Norwegian end up at Anfield or Stamford Bridge.

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