7am Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Aubameyang reveals absence reason, Odegaard loan CONFIRMED, Josh Doig interest


Arsenal finally announced the loan signing of Martin Odegaard on Wednesday on a deal until the end of the season.

The Norwegian playmaker is now in contention to make his debut against Manchester United on Saturday.

Speaking of his move, the 22-year-old said: “I think every time you go to a new place, you want to make sure that it feels good and that there is a plan. But I think everything here just seems good.

“I like the club and I always liked the way that the club wants to play.

“Everything about the club and now how the manager wants to play, I think it’s a club that really suits me well. So I think it’s a good match.”

In other news, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has lifted the lid on the reason why he has missed the club’s last two matches.

He tweeted: “Hey guys, thank you so much for all the messages and calls over the last few days.

“My mother is going through some health issues and I had to be there for her.”

Meanwhile, Monaco reportedly remain keen to sign Lucas Torreira – on loan at Atletico Madrid – from Arsenal.

According to AS, the Ligue 1 side are in talks to bring the Uruguay midfielder on loan until the end of the season.

And finally, Arsenal are reportedly one of three clubs interested in Hibernian left-back Josh Doig.

Mikel Arteta is keen to bring in a back-up for Kieran Tierney, and are said to be keeping tabs on the 18-year-old defender.


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