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Ian Wright delivers instant six-word reaction as Arsenal complete Odegaard signing

Ian Wright has delivered a brilliant six-word reaction after Arsenal announced the signing of Martin Odegaard on Friday morning. The playmaker joins from Real Madrid for a fee believed to be north of £30million. Wright reacted as Arsenal announced the signing on Instagram.

Odegaard, 22, joins the club from Real Madrid having spent the second half of 2020-21 on loan at The Emirates stadium. He clocked up 20 appearances during that spell, having a hand in four goals. One of the two he scored himself, came as a winner during a 2-1 North London derby victory.

Arsenal have chosen to spend big once again this summer, with the signing of goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale also expected in the coming hours. With Odegaard and Ramsdale, spending is likely to go as high as £130million in total. Arsenal announced the signing on their official Instagram page.

Odegaard to Arsenal: Wright delivers brilliant reaction

The signing of Odegaard, though a major coup and a brilliant player – and good competition for Emile Smith-Rowe – does not solve a problem area. Martin Keown spoke last week of how Arsenal need steel in their side, rather than a playmaker. But Gunners fans are delighted with Odegaard.

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As is Arsenal legend Wright. Odegaard will wear the number eight shirt next season, despite wearing 11 last term. Wright seemed happy at Odegaard wearing number eight – of course, having worn that number during his time at Arsenal. He gave a six-word verdict on the signing.

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