After keeping everyone in suspense about who will be wearing the club’s captain armband, the Arsenal boss has appointed and announced his choice of 23 year old Martin Ødegaard.
The announcement came before the club faced Spanish professional football team Sevilla at the Emirates Stadium and won.
Several players in the club were considered for the position but at the end of the day, Norwegian attacking midfielder Martin Ødegaard was appointed captain.
The new captain joined Arsenal last year on a four-year valid deal after playing on loan for former Spanish side Real Madrid.
He was appointed captain of the Norwegian national team in march 2021 and has worn the skipper armband on few occasions before being officially appointed by the Arsenal Boss.
Ødegaard has made a total of 60 appearances for Arsenal and has scored 9 goals only.
In his first interview as captain of the club, he said it is a big moment for him as he is proud to captain the fantastic club.
He went on to express his gratitude saying it’s a big achievement being the captain and appreciates being trusted with such a responsibility.
It is quite Shocking that Arsenal chose young Martin Ødegaard of 23 years old to lead the team.
Arteta has claimed to see good leadership qualities in him and also determination and will to go on.
However as the Premier League is yet to start, Ødegaard has not yet prove his worth as an Arsenal captain but to whom much is given, much is expected.