Martin Odegaard is the new Arsenal captain.
Norway international Mikel Arteta gave the badge to last weekend’s 6-0 win over Sevilla in a friendly match.
The Arsenal playmaker will retain the leadership throughout the 2022-23 season, replacing Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, both of whom were captains last season.
Martin Odegaard was a divisive choice, given that he is a striker who has only been a permanent member of the squad for a little over a year.
However, Sambi Lokonga is sure Arteta made the right decision, gushing to his fellow Arsenal in an interview with the Counter Attack Podcast: “If you look at the way he behaves. He’s very professional. That’s crazy. He’s the first to come and the last to leave.” So no, I’m not surprised he’s a leader.”
Arsenal’s new captain
Time will tell whether Odegaard was an inspiring choice or simply the best leadership candidate for a bad group.
Arsenal kicked off their Premier League campaign with a visit to Crystal Palace tomorrow night, the stadium where they lost 3-0 earlier in 2022.
In fact, Arsenal couldn’t beat Patrick Vieira’s side at the Emirates Stadium either, which indicates that the Eagles certainly know how to play against Arteta’s forces.
However, the Spanish manager has hope Solve the main problem of last season, the inability to score a lot of goals.
About £45m has been spent on bringing in Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City, and that, you guess, is enough to see Arsenal find the net more regularly, starting with potential Selhurst Park.
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