Here are your Arsenal morning headlines for Sunday, March 28.
Odegaard reveals Arsenal transfer preference
Martin Odegaard has explained to his closest friends that he would like to stay at Arsenal beyond the end of the season.
The Norwegian playmaker has thoroughly impressed during his short spell in north London, chipping in with two goals from 12 appearances in all competitions.
As reported by football.london Arsenal writer Kaya Kaynak, Odegaard is understood to be impressed with Mikel Arteta ‘s philosophy and the Spaniard’s vision for the future of the club.
Arsenal are likely to pursue the permanent signing of Odegaard during the summer transfer window in order to provide a long-term solution to their lack of creativity in midfield.
However, it remains to be seen whether Real Madrid will entertain the idea of selling the 22-year-old.
Arteta could lead Torreira revival
Arsenal have been backed to reintroduce Lucas Torreira into the first-team fray next season amid a number of possible exits in midfield.
Odegaard and Dani Ceballos will return to Real Madrid in the summer, while the immediate futures of Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Joe Willock are uncertain.
Torreira has struggled while on loan at Atletico Madrid this season, but could find a new lease of life under the guidance of Arteta in north London.
The Uruguayan impressed after joining the Gunners from Sampdoria in 2018, and has every chance of recapturing his form of old back at the Emirates Stadium.
He would provide an upgrade on Mohamed Elneny and offer a suitable replacement for Thomas Partey when the pair will be on international duty at the African Cup Of Nations action in January next year.
Gnabry singles out Gunners stars
Bayern Munich winger Serge Gnabry has named four current and former Arsenal players on his list of the best team-mates he has played with during his professional career.
Speaking to the Bundesliga’s official website, the Germany international chose Hector Bellerin to fill the right-back spot of his ‘Dream XI’, citing the Spaniard’s incredible speed and attacking threat down the flanks.
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In the centre of defence, Laurent Koscielny was selected to form one half of Gnabry’s partnership as a result of his formidably tackling ability.
Meanwhile, ex-Gunners playmaker Santi Cazorla was included as a defensive midfielder, and controversial former star Mesut Ozil filled the No 10 role.
Explaining his decision to include his compatriot and international team-mate, Gnabry said: “As a fellow attacker, I really appreciate the qualities he has on the ball.
“I appreciate his eye for his teammates and how dangerous he is in front of goal. But it’s the through-balls he can play that just do it for me. I’d have him as a No 10.”