The former Gunners defender Nigel Winterburn believes Arsenal still have a chance of signing Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal only if Mikel Arteta continues to work at the club.
Nigel Winterburn- speaking in association with FreeSuperTips - toldGoal
It will come down to what Real Madrid will want to do and whether he wants to stay there because he might not get the game time he wants
"Arsenal would be in prime position; he's been here he knows what the club is like.
"He probably wants assurances that Arteta is going to be in charge because he wouldn't want to sign for a different manager.
"He's usually in the team and he's shown enough. He's a link up player, he’s very neat and tidy on the ball and we need creative players in around that area. I would think there will be other clubs looking at him as well, if he becomes available."
left Real Madrid on loan in the winter and moved to London, where he played in 18 games for the Gunners, scoring two goals. The 22-year-old star's stay at Arsenal depends on many factors as it seems that he is waiting for Zidane's situation in Madrid to be clarified.
I think it comes down to when he's been at the club, how he feels, how he's been treated, and does he feel again that potentially it's somewhere where he wants to be?"
Winterburn added on the Arsenal's chances of getting a deal in place.
"It's looking as if he would get quite a lot of game time, but is that enough for him
"We've seen glimpses of what he can do, so that's an option I would think Arsenal would be looking at.
"It depends on the fee and whether Arsenal are willing to pay that fee, it all comes into the equation."