After months of rumors and chasing their man down, Ødegaard is finally an Arsenal player and makes his comeback to Emirates Stadium on a permanent deal.
The Norwegian comes in at a difficult time for the Gunners since they are not in good shape and don’t have enough quality in the squad. Ødegaard is, for the first time in his career, going to be one of the most important players at a top club.
Arsenal is dealing with some injuries and illnesses right now; the likes of Thomas Partey, Gabriel, and Eddie Nketiah are all injured, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both have COVID-19.
Arteta is forced to use a lot of his squad players with so many starters unavailable, making it difficult to garner positive results.
Arsenal has a difficult couple of games coming up where they face off against Chelsea and Manchester City, and will most likely be without all the above-mentioned players.