The rise of Martin Odegaard and finding ‘home’ at Arsenal
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When Arsenal bought Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard for £30m in 2021 the expectation among supporters wasn’t particularly high - and some didn’t understand why the club wanted to buy him.  After all this was a player who as a teenager was dubbed the “heir to Messi’s throne”. But fast forward 18 months and he’s not only Arsenal’s playmaker, but possibly the best midfielder in the league. It’s been quite a rise for Martin Odegaard. Mark Chapman is joined by Amy Lawrence and Michael Cox to discuss the Arsenal captain in detail Produced by Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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