Martin Odegaard has penned a heartfelt letter to Arsenal fans thanking them for their support during his time at the club.
Odegaard took to life at Arsenal like a duck to water after joining on loan in last season’s January transfer window.
The Norway captain quickly became one of the first names on Arteta’s team sheet as Arsenal competed for glory in both the Premier League and Europa League.
Gunners supporters were desperate to see Odegaard return to the Emirates this summer with talk Arsenal could agree on a permanent deal with Real Madrid for the forward.
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But Odegaard has all but confirmed this will not be happening with a goodbye letter to Arsenal fans.
On Instagram, Odegaard wrote: “Thank you so much for these six months.
“My time with the Arsenal family will always hold a special place in my heart.
“I wanna thank everyone in and around the club for the way you made me feel like a part of the family since the first day.
“Special thanks to the fans, even without you guys at the stadium for the majority of the season, I felt you with me at all times.
“A huge thank you to the boss and his staff for everything I’ve learned during my stay.
“Thank you also to all my teammates for such a great time on and off the pitch. Will miss you all. Thank you, Gunners family. Always in my heart.”