Martin Odegaard has been backed for the Arsenal captaincy by teammate Aaron Ramsdale.
The Gunners are set to appoint a new captain this summer, with Alexandre Lacazette due to leave when his contract expires. And Ramsdale has now shared his belief that Odegaard should be handed the armband.
It comes as former midfield target Bruno Guimaraes admitted he had a number of sleepless nights while deciding on his January transfer to Newcastle. And Serge Gnabry’s feelings about a return to Arsenal are already clear ahead of his potential move in the summer transfer window.
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Odegaard backed for captaincy
Aaron Ramsdale says he would have “no problem” with Arsenal handing the captain’s armband to Martin Odegaard.
Mikel Arteta is in need of a new captain having let former leader Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang join Barcelona in January. Alexandre Lacazette appeared to be his successor, with the Frenchman regularly announced as captain following Aubameyang’s exit.
But Lacazette is also now due to leave the Emirates club when his contract expires – and Ramsdale thinks Odegaard would be the ideal candidate to become the club’s next permanent captain. The goalkeeper says Odegaard has “literally done everything” and is a “a very calming individual”.
Serge Gnabry could be leaving Bayern Munich this summer – and it appears he may well jump at the chance to return to Arsenal.
The Germany international came through the ranks in north London but failed to establish himself in the club’s first-team squad before leaving for joining Werder Bremen and later signing with Bayern. But with only one year left on his contract with the German giants, speculation is mounting that he could be on the lookout for a new club.
And the forward’s comments since leaving Arsenal appear to show he still has a genuine fondness for the Gunners – while Mikel Arteta has also spoken about how much he rates Gnabry in the past as well.
Bruno Guimaraes’ sleepless nights
Former Arsenal target Bruno Guimaraes has admitted he suffered a number of sleepless nights while weighing up a January transfer.
The Brazil international eventually opted to join Newcastle United’s Saudi-led revolution, despite reported interest from the Gunners. And it appears the decision was not an easy one for Guimaraes, who says he “went about four days without sleep”
But despite the Gunners’ interest in signing him, it seems clear the midfielder has no regrets about his choice now.