Martin Odegaard named Arsenal captain for 22/23 season

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    Martin Odegaard has been named the new captain of Arsenal. The player inherits the armband from Alexandre Lacazette, who left the club on a free transfer this past summer. 

    The attacking midfielder has been very influential under Mikel Arteta, and is now set to become the new skipper of the club. The decision has been confirmed by the club on their official website as well. Odegaard joined the club from Real Madrid on loan, which was later made permanent for €35 million. 

    Arsenal announce Martin Odegaard as new club captain 

    Here is the official club statement:“We are delighted to announce that Martin Odegaard has been named our new men’s first-team captain.

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    “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.” 

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    Mikel Arteta has been backed strongly in the transfer window, with Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko joining the club this summer. He now has a new leader at the club in the form of the Norwegian, and will be leading a new generation of Arsenal players into an ambitious season. 

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