Mikel Arteta drops hint over Arsenal's next captain

Mikel Arteta drops hint over Arsenal's next captain

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has dropped a huge hint on who might be the next captain of the club.

Ahead of their Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon, Arteta has praised summer signing Martin Odegaard stating that he had all the attributes of being the club's next captain.

“I think we are building some leadership in the group. It's a really young group, with a lot of players under 23. Martin is the captain of the national team (Norway) and Sambi (Lokonga) was the captain at Anderlecht.

“Martin has this capacity to do that with his talent, taking the ball in moments where others probably refuse to, but as well with his attitude, his rhythm, and the way he presses and puts people under pressure,” Arteta said.

Odegaard who scored the winner in the club's last game against Burnley was one of six players to sign during the most recent transfer window, with all of those arrivals under the age of 24.

Arsenal faces AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, before attention turns towards Tottenham and this weekend’s north London derby.

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