Martin Odegaard has been in comparison with Mesut Ozil forward of his imminent transfer to Arsenal.
The Actual Madrid playmaker is ready to hitch the Gunners on mortgage till the top of the season.
Odegaard, an attacking midfielder, seems to be the perfect alternative for Ozil, who signed for Fenerbahce on Sunday.
Norwegian journalist Pal Gorden Nilson has likened Odegaard, who arrived on the Bernabeu as a 16-year-old, to Ozil.
“I don’t assume Arsenal ought to actually assume now that that is the brand new Mesut Ozil,” he instructed talkSPORT 2.
“He’s the sort of participant like Ozil, he’s a artistic midfielder, a No.10 participant. Maybe he might give some good passes to [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and [Alexandre] Lacazette.
“He’s artistic, proficient, however [Arsenal manager] Mikel Arteta must get the very best out of him to actually see the actual Martin Odegaard. He’s very proficient.
“He made his debut for Norway at 15 years previous. He nonetheless hasn’t proven his full potential.”
Odegaard, 22, has loved profitable mortgage spells with Vitesse and Actual Sociedad over the previous two seasons.
He returned to Actual Madrid final summer time, however has made simply three LaLiga begins underneath Zinedine Zidane this time period.
Nilson claims Odegaard snubbed rival golf equipment in favour of Arsenal after talking to Arteta.
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He added: “What I’ve heard in Norway is that Arteta known as Martin and satisfied him to return to Arsenal. He’ll give him an opportunity, he’s the sort of participant they want.
“It looks as if Martin had different choices, however one way or the other he selected Arsenal.
“That tells me Arteta actually needs to present him an opportunity.”