October 6, 2022

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Martin Odegaard appointed new Arsenal captain

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Arsenal have officially appointed Martin Odegaard as their new first-team captain ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

The Gunners made the announcement before their final pre-season friendly of an encouraging summer against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup on Saturday.

Lacazette had been installed as the temporary replacement for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who was stripped of the captaincy for disciplinary reasons before eventually having his contract terminated by mutual consent ahead of a move to Barcelona in February.

โ€œThe 23-year-old has made a huge impact since arriving at Emirates Stadium from Real Madrid in January 2021, initially on loan, and has gone on to play 60 times and scoring nine goals.โ€

โ€œOdegaard has experience of wearing the armband, having been Norway captain since March 2021, whom he has won 43 caps for.โ€

We wish Martin every success as our captain.

โ€œWe will have more on the appointment here after today’s match.โ€

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