The Norwegian has been enthusiastic about the Gunners lately and has recently spoken about the club’s future prospects and Arsenal’s focus on young talent.
Martin Odegaard says Arsenal are in the process of creating something “special” under coach Mikel Arteta.
The Gunners are sixth in the Premier League, but have played three games for their nearest rivals Manchester United and West Ham, keeping Arsenal in a healthy position for fourth place.
Throughout the current campaign, Arteta’s team had relied on the youngest stars to save them from trouble or win the game outright, and Odegaard was bound to be in that bracket.
Although the 23-year-old Norwegian captain has described himself as “not the youngest”, he is confident that even younger people will do their best.
Odegaard’s career was marked by the fact that at the age of 15 he played senior football in his home country, before the Spanish titans were spotted by Real Madrid.
Odegaard told him that the Norwegian had eight years of experience and that Arteta would need someone who could reach out to other players when he needed them.
According to the club’s official website, the midfielder said: “I think we are a very interesting team: a lot of young players, and a lot of hungry players.
“It’s really interesting what we’re trying to do and I’m happy with the situation and I’m very happy to be part of the team. We hope to continue to improve and improve every game. Then we’ll see where it brings us.”
The Gunners are the youngest team in the Premier League, but they have exceeded expectations to be in the top four at this stage of the season.
Odegaard took the time to reflect on his career, perhaps even more than the 23-year-old average.
“It helps me to be around players in the same situation [in terms of age],” he added.
“I’ve been through a lot, even though I’m young. I’m not the youngest on this team now, I’m a little experienced and I can use it in a positive way and help other young players.
“We’re a great team, we have a lot of great young talent, but we also have more experienced players. I think the mix is good and the team is very hungry. It’s great to be part of a team.”
Odegaard spent the second half of last season on loan from Real Madrid to the Gunners, but was traded for £ 30 million in the summer.
Rangers Rubbish Talk player Rejects Ibrox New Deal
Lowry is one of the highest-rated talents in the Gers’ youth squad and has made three appearances in all competitions for seniors this season.
Rangers see the 18-year-old as a key player at the club in the future and are keen to extend his contract by improving it, and negotiations have already begun.
The teenager’s current contract with Ibrox expires at the end of next season, but Rangers predicts that his first attempts to sign him on new terms have failed.
Lowry said he had rejected Rangers’ offer to extend his three-and-a-half-year term.
However, the Scottish champions have denied that Lowry has turned down the offer.
Lowry made his debut as a substitute for Rangers in last month’s 4-0 win over Stirling Albion in the Scottish Cup.
The rangers hope he will soon conclude a contract with Lowry to eliminate any interest he may have elsewhere.