Martin Odegaard has been confirmed as Arsenal’s captain ahead of the new Premier League season.
The Gunners were without a first-team skipper after Alexandre Lacazette, who took the armband from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last term, joined Lyon.
Odegaard was expected to be appointed in his place, with manager Mikel Arteta saying earlier this month: “The captaincy is going to be decided pretty soon.”
He added: “Martin has a lot of qualities that we want as a captain.”
Odegaard, who captains Norway, was announced as Arteta’s skipper on Saturday ahead of Arsenal’s final pre-season friendly against Sevilla in the Emirates Cup.
“We wish Martin every success as our captain,” a short statement read.
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