Arsenal have announced that Martin Odegaard will captain the team ahead of the 2022/23 season, Newspremises reports.
The Gunners made the announcement in a statement on Saturday, shortly before the kick-off of their last pre-season friendly against Sevilla at the Emirates.
The Norwegian international joined Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid in 2021 during the January transfer window before the deal was made permanent.
The statement on arsenal.com read:
“We are delighted to announce that Martin Odegaard has been named our new men’s first-team captain.
“The 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, scoring nine goals.
“Odegaard has experience of wearing the armband, having been Norway captain since March 2021, whom he has won 43 caps for.
“We wish Martin every success as our captain.”
Odegarrd has been captain of the Norway national team since March 2011.