Tony Adams tells Martin Odegaard what he has to prove during Arsenal loan
Arsenal legend Tony Adams believes the “jury is out” on Real Madrid loan star Martin Odegaard.
The gunners signed Odegaard on loan until the end of the season towards the end of the January transfer window with Mikel Arteta running out of creativity in the first half of the campaign.
Odegaard has been presented in a teasing manner, but he has started two of Arsenal’s last three games and he also came on in the first half as a Arsenal beat Leicester City 3-1 away on Sunday.
The influence of the Norwegian midfielder was felt with many quick and smart passes, but the former Arsenal defender Adams It is still not clear whether Odegaard is suitable for the Premier League.
“The Premier League is a bit special when it comes to Odegaard entering this league,” he said. Stadium astro.
“Some people answer it and can do it, some don’t.
“If you loan them out and you’re like ‘let’s see if he can do it or not, if he can play in this league.’
“I think the jury is out. I think he’s a great player, very talented. But is the Premier League for him? Not too sure about that.
Odegaard has yet to score a goal or assist for Arsenal but he has already played a crucial role in a number of goals, including that of Nicolas Pepe against Leicester this weekend.
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There are reports that the Gunners are already keen to sign Odegaard permanently, but Real Madrid are unlikely to allow their 22-year-old midfielder to leave.
Odegaard also spent last season on loan, impressively at Real Sociedad, but returned ahead of this season with Zinedine Zidane believing he could play a role.
But by the time January arrived, the Norwegian was demanding a loan due to lack of playing time.
Still, Real Madrid are likely to ask him to return before next season when he or she can have a new manager in place with Zidane under pressure at the Santiago Bernabeu or not.