Speaking after Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Southampton on Tuesday night, head coach Mikel Arteta revealed the Gunners are close to clinching Martin Ødegaard’s signature.

“I think we are pretty close but it’s not finalised as I understand it,” Arteta told the media when asked about the Norwegian playmaker.

I haven’t spoken to Edu [Arsenal technical director] or the club in the last few hours but we’re very positive that we’ll finalise the deal.”