Martin Odegaard named new Arsenal captain ahead of 2022/2023 season

Martin Odegaard

Arsenal names 23 year old Martin Odegaard as their new captain

Arsenal FC have now name Norwegian star Martin Odegaard as their new captain ahead of the 2022/2023 season.

The Norway international arrived at the north London club in January 2021 on a loan spell from Real Madrid.

Martin Odegaard then signed for Arsenal on a permanent deal in August 2021. The Gunners confirmed on Saturday, 30th July 2022, that the playmaker will become their new skipper.

“We are delighted to announce that Martin Odegaard has been named our new men’s first-team captain,” a statement read.

“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 and 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.”

The last permanent Arsenal captain was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was later stripped of the captaincy in the middle of the season before his departure to Barcelona.

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