Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has told Martin Odegaard that he is ‘being careful with his new shirt number’ after Arsenal’s unveiling.
Norwegian It became the fourth addition to the club out the window last weekJoining a permanent deal from Real Madrid after initially being loaned in the recent period.
While Odegaard chose the number 11 during his temporary spell as Arsenal A player, it was announced that he had received a new number upon his return to the Emirates Stadium.
Conclusion of a four-year deal in North London, Odegaard He is now set to wear the number 8 shirt during his time with the club and Arteta He had simple instructions for the new midfielder as he posed for press photos.
In a behind-the-scenes video released by the club, the Spaniard said with a smile: “Be careful with this number!”
Of course, Arteta was referring to his exemplary service while wearing the number. Having joined the club from Everton midway through the 2011/12 season, he immediately earned a No. 8.
Arteta participated in 150 matches for Arsenal wearing the shirt, and managed to score 16 goals. He was also part of the team that won the FA Cup twice in a row under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger, a trophy he won on his coach’s journey.
Aside from Arteta, a number of other Arsenal icons have been goalkeepers for the No. 8 jersey including Aaron Ramsey, Freddy Ljungberg, Ian Wright, Alan Smith among others. The last occupant was Dani Ceballos, who has since returned to Real Madrid.