There will be one very familiar face for Martin Odegaard when he meets up with the Arsenal squad this week.
The Norwegian's Real Madrid team-mate, Dani Ceballos, is into the second successive loan spell in north London - and played his part in convincing the 22-year-old to join him.
"Yes, [Dani] text me the other day and he had only good things to say about the club, the manager and everything," Odegaard said.
"That was also important for me and he was happy for me to come here, so that was a good thing for me, to know someone here and to hear from someone inside the club as well. It's good.
"It has been some hectic days but I've been talking to the club, to the manager and it seems like a great project and a great club," he added.
"I'm just so excited and when I had the chance to come here, I felt like it was a really good chance to take. So I'm really happy to be here."
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