Arsenal completed the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan until the end of the season to boost their push for a return to the Champions League. Odegaard shone when on loan at Real Sociedad last season, but has struggled for game time since returning to the Spanish champions this campaign. "Martin is of course a player that we all know very well and although still young, he has been playing at the top level for a while," said Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta.
"Martin will provide us with quality offensive options and we're all excited to be integrating him into our plans between now and May."
After 19 consecutive seasons in the Champions League between 1997/98 and 2016/17, Arsenal have missed out on European club football's premier competition for the past four years.