Arsenal Captain Martin Odegaard Labels Cesc Fabregas as His Idol

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Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has labeled former Gunners and Spain International star Cesc Fabregas as his idol.

The 25-year-old Norway international has been a key player for Arsenal since he joined the Emirates club from Real Madrid in 2021.

Fabregas joined Arsenal from Barcelona at the age of 16 in a £2.25 million deal in the summer of 2003 and became a strong force to be reckoned with.

Meanwhile, Odegaard, who was a young child during Fabregas’s time at Arsenal, looked up to the Spaniard while he was dominating games for Arsenal, Barcelona, and Chelsea.

Recently, Odegaard and Fabregas met and the Arsenal captain posted a picture of them together, along with Fabregas’s son Leonardo.

Fabregas posted the Arsenal captain, admiring his dexterity on the field, with the caption: “What a player.”

Odegaard reposted Fabrega’s post on his Instagram Story, acknowledging Fabregas as his ‘idol’.

Martin Odegaard was recently named Arsenal’s Player of the Season for the second time, matching his ‘idol’ in this achievement at the Emirates.

Cesc Fabregas is known for his successful football career at both club and international level, boasting impressive stats and achievements.

The Spaniard played 303 games for Arsenal and scored 57 goals including 95 crucial assists.

Cesc Fabregas Club Career and Achievements

Throughout his career, Fabregas has played for prestigious clubs such as Arsenal, Barcelona, Chelsea, and AS Monaco.

With over 800 appearances in all competitions, he has scored more than 120 goals and created numerous assists.

After returning to the Premier League with Chelsea, he helped the team win the Premier League title twice under the management of Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.

His list of accomplishments includes winning domestic league titles like La Liga with Barcelona, and Ligue 1 with AS Monaco.

Fabregas has also secured victories in domestic cup competitions such as the FA Cup and Copa del Rey.

His International career and achievements

Having represented the Spanish national team in major tournaments like the FIFA World Cup and UEFA European Championship, Fabregas boasts an impressive international career.

With over 110 caps for the national team, Fabregas has been a key player in Spain’s success on the international stage.

He played a pivotal role in Spain’s triumphs at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

Martin Odegaard Club Career and achievements

Odegaard began his senior club career at a young age, setting records for being the youngest goalscorer in the Tippeligaen and the youngest player at Real Madrid.

He had loan spells at Eredivisie clubs Heerenveen and Vitesse, as well as Real Sociedad, where he won the Copa del Rey. In 2021, he signed for Arsenal and was named captain in 2022 after a successful first season.

He won the Uefa Supercup with Real Madrid in 2016/17, the Spanish Cup with Real Sociedad in 2019/20, and the English Super Cup with Arsenal in 2023/24.

He has played 365 matches in his overall club career, scoring 66 goals and creating 67 assists.

His International career

Odegaard has competed for Norway at both the Junior and senior levels, setting records for being the youngest senior player and the youngest player in a UEFA European Championship qualifying match. In his international career, he has played 89 games and scored 8 goals.

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