By Kevin Campbell

2nd Feb, 2021 | 1:00pm

Arsenal Exclusive: La Liga expert reveals why Saka & co will be 'Licking Their Lips' at Odegaard

Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Arsenal loan signing Martin Odegaard after his debut against Manchester United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker, who works for La Liga TV on a weekly basis claimed Arsenal’s forwards should be “licking their lips” at the prospect of playing with the 22-year-old for the remainder of the season.

The club last week confirmed the arrival of the attacking midfielder from Real Madrid on loan for the remainder of the season.

He made his debut as a second-half substitute against Manchester United on Saturday, the game finished goalless.

Odegaard was regarded as one of the best talents in world football when he moved to the Bernabeu in 2015 but he has struggled to break into the first team since.

Campbell delivered insight on the Norway international having watched him on numerous occasions last season while he was on loan at Real Sociedad.

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“I watched a lot of him when I was covering La Liga last season – he is a big talent,” he told Football Insider. “He is a very, very good player.

“It just all depends how he adjusts to the Premier League. Hopefully he will adjust well and be given plenty of opportunities. I expect it do go quite well.

“The forwards should be licking their lips because he can spot a pass, he is very gifted in that way. When you have someone like that in your team, you should be excited. Aubameyang, Lacazette and Saka should be licking their lips because he will be able to find them in space.”   

In other news, Kevin Campbell is excited by a big update from David Ornstein on an Arsenal speed machine target..