Martin Odegaard has reportedly already been to Arsenal’s training ground at London Colney to complete his media duties before his move to Arsenal is made official.

Klagenfurt, Austria, 8th August 2021. Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid reacts during the warm up prior to the Pre Season Friendly match at Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt. Picture credit should read: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage
Klagenfurt, Austria, 8th August 2021. Martin Odegaard of Real Madrid reacts during the warm up prior to the Pre Season Friendly match at Worthersee Stadion, Klagenfurt. Picture credit should read: Jonathan Moscrop / Sportimage

Arsenal are expected to announce Martin Odegaard as a permanent Arsenal player in time for the midfielder to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday. As a guess, they will likely announce him late on Friday afternoon as that seems to be a favourite time for them to make announcements.

On Wednesday afternoon, Chris Wheatley tweeted to say, “Martin Odegaard left London Colney training ground around 30 minutes ago after undergoing his media duties.”

The Athletic reported on Tuesday night that Arsenal and Real Madrid were close to agreeing a deal for the permanent transfer of Martin Odegaard. It hasn’t yet been finalised, but, as stated above, the fee is expected to be in the region of €35m (£29.9m).

Find out more about the deal and everything else here:

Martin Odegaard to Arsenal details: Fee, deal length, buyback clause