August 12, 2022

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New Arsenal captain emerges few days to Premier League return

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Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard has been named Arsenal’s new captain forward of the 2022-23 season, the Premier League membership introduced on Saturday.

Odegaard, 23, first arrived on mortgage from Actual Madrid in January 2021 and after impressing supervisor Mikel Arteta, the membership moved rapidly to make that switch everlasting, signing him for round 35 million euros ($35.76 million) in August final 12 months.

Arsenal have been and not using a everlasting captain since Arteta stripped Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the armband final season, with the Gabon striker finally transferring to Barcelona earlier this 12 months.

His strike companion Alexandre Lacazette took the armband within the second half of final season however the Frenchman misplaced his place within the beginning line-up and has since returned to his former membership Olympique Lyonnais. Learn full story

Odegaard is not any stranger to sporting an armband, nonetheless, as he has been the captain of the Norway nationwide staff since March final 12 months.

Odegaard’s first match as Arsenal’s fastened captain will probably be towards Spanish facet Sevilla in a pre-season pleasant afterward Saturday. Arsenal start their Premier League marketing campaign at Crystal Palace on Friday.

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