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Is Martin Odegaard Leaving Arsenal? Know More Details About Him

Martin Ødegaard is not leaving Arsenal. Manager Mikel Arteta has expressed confidence in Ødegaard's role and influence at the club, emphasizing his importance to the team's plans despite transfer speculation linking other players to Arsenal.

by Kowsalya

Updated Jul 11, 2024


Is Martin Odegaard Leaving Arsenal? Know More Details About Him

Is Martin Odegaard Leaving Arsenal?

As of now, there's no indication that Martin Ødegaard is leaving Arsenal. Despite reports linking Dani Olmo to Arsenal as potential competition for Ødegaard, manager Mikel Arteta has expressed confidence in Ødegaard's role and impact within the team.

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Arteta has highlighted Ødegaard's leadership and the positive influence he brings to the squad, indicating that Ødegaard remains a key part of Arsenal's plans for the upcoming season. While the club is exploring options to strengthen the squad, Ødegaard's position at Arsenal appears stable, barring any unforeseen developments or transfer negotiations that might arise closer to the new season.

Who is Martin Odegaard?

Martin Ødegaard is a Norwegian footballer. He plays as a midfielder and is the captain of both Arsenal in the Premier League and the Norway national team. Known for his excellent technique, dribbling, vision, and passing, he is considered one of the best midfielders in the world. Ødegaard started his senior career at 15 with Strømsgodset, becoming the youngest goalscorer in Norway's top league. In 2015, he moved to Real Madrid, where he became their youngest player.

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After limited playing time, he was loaned to Heerenveen, Vitesse, and Real Sociedad, winning the Copa del Rey with Sociedad. In 2021, he joined Arsenal for £30 million and became their captain in 2022. Ødegaard made his debut for Norway at 15, setting records as the youngest senior player and youngest in a UEFA European Championship qualifying match. He became Norway's full captain in 2021.

Full Name Martin Ødegaard
Date of Birth 17 December 1998 (age 25)
Place of Birth Drammen, Norway
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder


Martin Odegaard Career

Here's Martin Ødegaard's career summarized:

Early Career:


  • Joined the youth division of Strømsgodset.


  • Impressed in a national under-16 tournament.


  • Began training with Strømsgodset's first team at age 13.



  • Made league debut at 15 years old, becoming the youngest player in Tippeligaen.
  • Signed professional contract and scored his first professional goal.
  • Trained with Liverpool, Bayern Munich, and Arsenal.

Real Madrid:


  • Signed by Real Madrid at age 16.
  • Played mainly for Real Madrid Castilla (reserves).
  • Made official debut for Real Madrid's first team.



  • Loaned to SC Heerenveen (Netherlands).
  • Became a regular starter in the second season.


  • Loaned to Vitesse (Netherlands).
  • Scored 11 goals and 12 assists, voted Vitesse's player of the year.


  • Loaned to Real Sociedad (Spain).
  • Scored first La Liga goal, named La Liga Player of the Month (September).
  • Helped eliminate Real Madrid in the Copa del Rey.

Return to Real Madrid:


  • Recalled to Real Madrid.
  • Made Champions League debut.


2021 (January):

  • Loaned to Arsenal.
  • Scored first goal for Arsenal in the Europa League.
  • Named Arsenal's Player of the Month (March).

2021 (August):

  • Permanent transfer to Arsenal.
  • Scored first goal of the season against Burnley.
  • Nominated for Premier League Player of the Month (December).


  • Named Arsenal's captain.
  • Scored twice against Bournemouth and Wolves.
  • Won Premier League Player of the Month (November/December).

Martin Odegaard Age

Martin Ødegaard was born on December 17, 1998, making him 25 years old as of 2023. He hails from Drammen, Norway, where he began his football journey at a young age. Ødegaard's early development in football was significantly influenced by his father and the local sports club Drammen Strong. His impressive talent has led him to a successful career, currently playing for Arsenal.

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Martin Odegaard Height

Martin Ødegaard stands 1.78 meters tall, which is approximately 5 feet 10 inches. His height complements his role as a midfielder for Arsenal.

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