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Odegaard reveals which players he spoke to about Arsenal move

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The Norwegian youngster sought the advice of players with Premier League experience prior to joining Arsenal.

Martin Odegaard has revealed he turned to compatriots Everton striker Josh King, Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge, and Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen for advice before joining Arsenal.

The 22-year-old signed up for the Gunners on loan in January after struggling for opportunities at Real Madrid.

Before putting pen-to-paper, however, Odegaard consulted his fellow countrymen, who each have experience of life in the English top-flight.

Quizzed on if he spoke to King and Berge, Odegaard told the Premier League’s YouTube channel: “Yeah, I spoke to both of them.

“I also spoke to another guy who used to play at Fulham, Stefan Johansen. He was the former captain of the national team so I spoke to him to know a little bit about the league and how they saw the league.

“They had only good things to say about the league and everything here from the football and they told me a lot of good things.

“The Premier League is really big in Norway so I grew up watching it every week and everyone in Norway follows the league so close. It’s a dream to be able to play here.”

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