Campbell: Arsenal backed to sign Odegaard permanently after key reveal
Kevin Campbell has backed Arsenal to sign Martin Odegaard permanently just two-and-a-half weeks after his arrival on loan from Real Madrid.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners striker is adamant that the 22-year-old “is good enough” to play for the club after just one start.
Odegaard made his full debut for Arsenal on Sunday in a 4-2 win over Leeds United.
Speaking to club media after the victory, the attacking midfielder hinted at a permanent switch to the Emirates when he revealed he feels “really comfortable” in London.
The Norway international will have two years remaining on his contract at Real Madrid come the summer.
Campbell believes that will be the perfect time for Odegaard to leave the Bernabeu for good.
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“While Martin Odegaard is a Real Madrid player he has been at the club six years and has never really established himself,” he told Football Insider. “That is a long time.
“He probably wants a home and some stability. He has no language problems coming to Arsenal.
“Arteta is trying to build a good culture there. The dressing room is finally right and that is why Odegaard probably feels comfortable.
“There is a lot of young players coming through now as well which is great for him. He can bounce off of those guys.
“Why not seek a home? Why not join permanently? He is good enough. That is one thing that I know. He just needs the platform to show it. I can see it happening.”