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Arsenal fans think they've stumbled on a clue that Martin Odegaard could return to the club this summer, after he returned to pre season training with Real Madrid.
Odegaard was on loan with Arsenal in the second half of last season, after joining them temporarily in January for six months.
The Real midfielder, who signed for Los Blancos at just 16-years-old, was extremely popular at the Emirates as he brought another attacking option to Mikel Arteta's side.
At the end of his loan spell he returned to Spain and sent an emotional message to the Gunners' fans, "Special thanks to the fans, even without you guys at the stadium for the majority of the season, I felt you with me at all times," the 22-year-old said.
"....Will miss you all. Thank you, gunners family. Always in my heart," making it very much sound like he wasn't coming back to north London
Despite the midfielder's return to his parent club, there has been rumours that Odegaard could be leaving Real this summer.
Arsenal fans think they've spotted a clue about how he's viewed in the Spanish capital, and it makes them want to return to their club even more.
One fan posted a video from Real training in which the players are practicing shooting. All the goals are met with whooping and hollering from fellow players, as well as high fives, but Odegaard's goal around the 20 second mark is met with silence instead.
May be nothing but looked weird. Here is a video of Madrid training, look at the cheers when the players shoot and compare it with when Ødegaard had a shot (total silence) pic.twitter.com/mSsu7oSLJK- Osman :reminder_ribbon: (@OsmanZtheGooner) July 25, 2021
"He's going to come back isn't he," replied @XavThe7th.
"Bring him home," pleaded @AFC_ANAS3.
"Come to arsenal and we will scream and sing your name for years," added @PodolskiFairies.
On Reddit there was similar support for the young midfielder with 'thedeadlocker' saying, "Come home ode... I will cheer you even if you score own goals."
MellowHype94 said, "come home lad," and HsizzleH added, "The other players all know he's going to be back in London by next month."
Some fans did point out that there were other goals that received little or no reaction, such as Rodrygo's, and there was no guarantee that the clips weren't edited out of order and Odegaard had just shot with no one else about.
Real's money problems have been largely discussed and according to reports most players are available for the right price, even after Raphael Varane's move to Manchester United was all but confirmed.
Cadena SER journalist Mario Torrejon recently said, "I think Odegaard is going to leave Real Madrid, I've seen him very disconnected"
Arsenal look set to sign Ben White from Brighton and have also been linked with Tammy Abraham and James Maddison this summer.
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