In search of playing time in the second half of the season, Real Madrid’s Martin Ødegaard took a decision to go out on loan in January.

Arsenal opened the door for him as they took the midfielder on a loan deal until the end of this season.

The 22-year-old has been a regular figure in the Premier League and the Europa League and has made 12 appearances for the Gunners in these competitions.

As part of the agreement between the two sides, Mikel Arteta’s side don’t retain an option to extend the Norway international’s stay beyond this season.

Two days ago, the player admitted he hasn’t thought about his future, but stressed he wants “stability and development”.

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TV2 in Norway asked Ødegaard what does the ‘gut feeling say about the future’.

Responding to that, he said: “It does not say much. I thrive where I am and enjoy myself a lot, then we’ll see what happens in the summer.”

Ødegaard has a contract with Los Blancos until 2023 and while on loan at Real Sociedad last season, he made it clear his dream is to make his mark at Real Madrid.

Asked if he still dreams it, Ødegaard explained: “Yes, as I have said many times when you sign there, the goal is always to play there. It is of course a big dream.”

“But at the same time, I am at a nice club and am very happy where I am now. So, I am very happy with the situation as it is now.”

Meanwhile, an ankle injury forced him to leave the pitch at half time during Norway’s World Cup qualifier against Gibraltar on Wednesday.