Who Will Join New Arsenal Captain Martin Odegaard in Midfield This Season
After last season’s fifth place finish, Arsenal have made a perfect start to their Premier League campaign. A 2-0 win at Crystal Palace was a far cry from the Gunners’ first three games last season. Mikel Arteta’s team are determined to improve on last year’s record and reach the Champions League.
Fans will be delighted with the performances of Olexsandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus, who were signed from Manchester City. Arteta and Edu, the technical director, might not be finished when it comes to transfer market. However, there are other players linked. Here are the most recent news from north London.
Rio Ferdinand, who is now a pundit, expects that the Arsenal armband will have an impact on Martin Odegaard‘s performance in the upcoming season. After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s departure last season, Alexandre Lacazette was briefly given the Gunners’ official captain. The Gunners have now been taken over by the Norwegian.
Lacazette, who has been a free transfer to Lyon, has taken over as the skipper of the Ligue 1 side. Arsenal were able then to appoint a full-time captain.
Odegaard was chosen after an impressive first season in north London. “Yep! The captain’s armband is heavy! Ferdinand stated this on his Vibe With Five YouTube channel. “I said that during the group chat. It could be a new Odegaard this Year.
Arsenal Technical Director Edu was almost speechless at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s actions prior to his departure. In an attempt to force through a midseason move to Barcelona, the Gabon international jetted to Spain. The move was eventually completed.
Edu was informed about Aubameyang’s decision in new footage from All or Nothing: Arsenal – which will be available on Thursday “Really? The Brazilian’s response was “Ok,” before confirming that the player should have been in training. Edu then calls the former captain’s representatives to discuss the next steps.
He says, “Say to me what you want to do and then we’ll decide whether or not we accept the player because I know that the player just arrived in Barcelona.”
Arsenal has been linked to a number top players in their pursuit of midfield reinforcements. While Youri Tielemans has been frequently mentioned, AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali is a man they are reportedly considering. The 22-year old, an international, moved to Milan in 2020 on a loan deal from Brescia, before making the move permanent last January. The Rossoneri have already lost Franck Kessie this year and are believed to be waiting for Tonali to move on.
According to reports from Europe, the asking price is £46.4m. After his loan success, Tonali was joined by Tommaso Pobega in the midfield.