Martin Odegaard, in an Arsenal match in the 2020/2021 season

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Martin Odegaard, loaned to Arsenal In the winter market, he was elected this Friday at the age of 22, the new captain of the Norwegian soccer team. The news has been a bombshell in his country and the footballer, who belongs to the Real Madrid, He gave a press conference this Saturday in which, among other topics, he spoke about his future.

Odegaard is happy at Arsenal and says that he would like to stay in London: “I have said many times that I have been looking for stability (in the same club), but I have not found it. I think it will be important to find stability. I am very happy in Arsenal, having fun. I like being here. Now my goal is to finish the season, then we’ll see, “he said about his future plans.

Madrid consider Odegaard a key figure for the future, but another season at Arsenal is on the table. In England it is also rumored that gunners they could attempt their transfer. The Norwegian spoke of a compatriot who is strongly linked to Real Madrid, Erling haaland: “He is the biggest star in Europe”, he said without cutting himself on the forward of the Borussia Dortmund.

Martin Odegaard, in an Arsenal match in the 2020/2021 season


Captain of Norway

Odegaard replaces Stefan johansen, of Queens park rangers, who had announced this week his retirement from the national team at the age of 30.

“Martin has had a long life at the highest international level and has shown the ability to be a team player on and off the field. He is a strong and esteemed boy. I think he can be a good captain for many years,” he said this Friday in virtual press conference the national coach, Ståle Solbakken.

Odegaard, who has 25 international matches since his historic debut at the age of 15, will debut captaincy on the 24th at home against Gibraltar, the first of three qualifying matches for the World Cup 2022 that Norway will play this month.

Norway, which does not play in its country due to the quarantine required by the health authorities due to the coronavirus, will later face Turkey in Spain and will travel to Montenegro.

Arteta wink

In London, Mikel ArtetaArsenal coach is delighted with Odegaard’s work in the team: “It helps us understand the processes much faster. It helps us as a team because it gives a lot of continuity with the ball,” he said this Thursday. “He is very intelligent to find the spaces and attracts many opponents. We also ask him to score goals, to reach the area,” he added.

[Más información: El Real Madrid tiene ventaja sobre el Barça en el fichaje de Haaland]



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