Martin Odegaard tears into Spanish media after sealing Arsenal move

Martin Odegaard of Arsenal
Martin Odegaard of Arsenal

Arsenal completed the permanent transfer of Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid earlier this week.

The 22-year-old was on loan at the Premier League club during the second half of last season and he managed to impress during his short stint with the Gunners.

Arsenal improved with him in the final third and it is no wonder that they wanted to bring him permanently to Emirates.

According to reports, the Gunners paid a fee of around £30 million for the playmaker.

Odegaard has now hit out at the Spanish media for spreading false stories about his time at the club.

The midfielder revealed that the media published untrue rumours about him and his motivations for leaving the Spanish club.

He was also disappointed because the things said in the press weren’t true but many people believed them.

Odegaard also explained that playing for Real Madrid was a dream come true, but leaving them is now the best option for his career.

He said: “These days a lot has been said about me and my motivations for leaving. I only want to say that almost everything that is being said is not true.

“It’s a real shame that the press say things that aren’t true, because many people sincerely think that’s how it is.

“I have my reasons, I know what the truth is and what happened and that’s why I think this (leaving Madrid) is for the best.”

It is clear that he would not have played regularly with the Spanish giants this season and he cannot afford to waste another year on the bench. Move to Arsenal could prove to be the ideal long term option for the player and regular game time in the Premier League will help him continue his development.