Martin Odegaard has been accused of having a ‘lack of ambition’ by seeking a move to Arsenal and not fighting it out at Real Madrid.
The Norwegian returned to the Spanish giants this summer after a successful loan spell at Arsenal in the second half of last season.
Originally it seemed he was keen to return to the Bernabeu and fight for his place under new manager Carlo Ancelotti after several years of loan deals away from the club.
However, it has quickly emerged over pre-season that he might not get the chance, with Ancelotti seemingly not a big fan of the midfielder.
That’s left Odegaard looking to leave as soon as possible, with him wanting to be a regular starter for a club that wants him, such as Arsenal.
AS cover the situation today and say the ‘controversy’ around his situation is an advantage to Odegaard.
He was left unregistered for the first game of the season after Ancelotti told him the competition for places in midfield was high.
That’s not gone down well, and Odegaard wants to leave to be a regular starter, something he is ‘confident’ he can do at Arsenal.
Madrid are now ‘looking favourably’ on the sale, believing that Odegaard is showing a ‘lack of ambition’ by refusing to fight for his place at the club and instead wanting a return to the Emirates.
It seems, then, that a return to Arsenal is very much there to be done, although we all know it’s never really as easy as that.