Recall, that sometime last week, Odegard in an interview revealed that he was ready to captain Arsenal, he disclosed that he loves responsibilities and this is evident since he captains his national team, and if Arteta asks him to become captain, he would gladly accept it. Well, his wish came through as he has been made the new captain of Arsenal, the club announced this on their official website yesterday.
According to the club, since Odeegard transferred from Real Madrid in 2021 he has been an exceptional player, he has scored no nine goals for the club in 60 appearances above all he is the best candidate for the position since he captains his national team and has all the experience to captain Arsenal
The statement on arsenal.com read: “We are delighted to announce that Martin Odegaard has been named our new men’s first-team captain.
“The 23-year-old has made a huge impact since arriving at Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid in January 2021, initially on loan, and has gone on to play 60 times, scoring nine goals.
“Odegaard has experience of wearing the armband, having been Norway captain since March 2021, whom he has won 43 caps for.
“We wish Martin every success as our captain.”
Congratulations to Odeegard we hope he captains Arsenal to win the Premier League title.