Solbakken declares Arsenal midfielder Odegaard as new Norway captain

Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard has been named new captain of Norway.

Norway coach Stale Solbakken announced the decision yesterday, with Odegaard replacing Stefan Johansen of Fulham, currently on-loan with QPR.

Odegaard, himself, is on-loan at Arsenal from Real Madrid and Solbakken said: “There are some players who grow into it (being a captain), while some feel that it is an extra responsibility that weighs on them. Martin was super ready for this.

“He was chosen by me after a review with the support staff and coaches, and then there was a feeling I had after conversations with players. We think Martin has lived a long life already in European football.”

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