“I finally decided to open up on why I left Real Madrid to join Arsenal; it wasn’t because Modric and Kroos were benching me.”- Martin Odegard, the captain of Arsenal, has revealed why he left Real Madrid and joined Arsenal in 2021.
Martin Odegaard discusses his decision to leave Real Madrid for Arsenal, saying that it was the greatest move for him.
Martin Odegaard, the captain of Arsenal, explained his reasoning for leaving Real Madrid and joining the Gunners.
Odegaard explained his reasons for leaving Real Madrid.
loved the time he spent with Los Blancos.
newly-signed contract with Arsenal
Ahead of the 2021/22 season, the Norwegian midfielder made the switch from Real Madrid to Arsenal on a permanent basis. Odegaard warmly recalled his time with the Spanish giants and said that his decision to leave Los Blancos for the Gunners was the best one he had made.
WHAT THEY SAID: The midfielder told reporters that his time at Madrid was enjoyable. Despite what some people might say, it was a good stage. I gained a lot of knowledge, matured considerably, and had the opportunity to practice with some of the top athletes in the world.
However, leaving was ultimately the greatest choice for me because I wanted to play more and keep developing. With them, I had fun playing. Although the opportunity may have arrived too soon, “It was a great experience.”
“I’m pleased with the choice I made and the outcome. I wouldn’t have advanced to my current level if I hadn’t passed through Madrid. Real Madrid is the largest club in the world, so there is pressure there, albeit not as much as there was when Ronaldo, Beckham, and co. were around.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Odegaard’s move to Arsenal has been beneficial for the team and the individual alike. Since the player’s arrival in England, Mikel Arteta’s team have developed into a force to be reckoned with, and the 24-year-old has proven himself to be one of the top midfielders in the Premier League right now.
Odegaard was appointed captain by Arteta prior to the 2022–2023 season, and last month he renewed his contract with the team for another five years.
THEN WHAT? On Sunday in Oslo, Norway will play host to Spanish powerhouses in a Euro 24 qualifying match.