Martin Odegaard could be future Arsenal captain, says Arteta
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has showered praises on Martin Odegaard while admitting that the Norwegian is a potential club captain.Information Guide Nigeria
Following Pierre Emerick Aubameyang’s departure, the Gunners are currently without a permanent skipper while Alexandre Lacazette has been standing in for him, Kieran Tierney was chosen to replace the striker as captain on Saturday following his substitution.
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“Martin has all the qualities to be a captain, absolutely. I have talked to his national team coach Stale Solbakken and they speak highly of him,” Arteta told reporters after Saturday’s game, which finished 2-1 in Arsenal’s favour against Brentford.
“He walks through the corridor and everybody loves him. He is such a nice, humble guy and he leads with the way he is. It is very natural for him – and that will come.”
“We had a period where we could evaluate what Martin could bring to the club. We had no doubts. The club was brilliant to secure him,” he added.
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“Martin was really happy to join us because he felt valued, he enjoyed what we are doing, he got a really good connection with the players and the supporters. He wanted to be part of the project.
“Since then he is getting better and better. I am not surprised. The way he lives his profession, the way he likes to play – everything he does is to become better. He still has a big margin.JAMB Result
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