Martin Odegaard names the Premier League club he always had weird connection to from a very young age 

Martin Odegaard names the Premier League club he always had weird connection to from a very young age 

Many Arsenal fans were unhappy when Mikel Arteta signed Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid, considering his disappointing six-month loan at the Emirates. 

However, for the young Norwegian, it was a dream come true. Soon after joining, Odegaard quickly won over the Arsenal fans and has become one of their key players and captain.

 In an article for the Players Tribune, Odegaard expressed his long-standing admiration for Arsenal.

 “I’ve always had this weird connection to Arsenal. It started long before I signed. I don’t even really know how to explain it, except with one little story.

“I’ve never been that much into video games. I am of that generation that always played outside, but the one exception was FIFA. I mostly played Career Mode. You know, where you get to be the manager?

“The club I always chose to manage was Arsenal. They were my FIFA team.

“Growing up in Norway, I watched a lot of Premier League and I just had this good feeling about Arsenal. I’d seen clips of Thierry Henry and the Invincibles. I knew the club had a history of developing playmakers like Fabregas, Nasri, Özil — really smart, technical players, who were good on the ball and played the difficult passes. My kind of players.

“As I got older, around the 2015 edition, I started actually appearing in FIFA. I didn’t look much like me at first. I think I was like a 67 overall, but I was actually in the game and it was a big deal. So, naturally, one of the first things I did when I was pretending to be Arsène Wenger on Career Mode was to buy myself. Haha!

“Me and Arsenal. It just seemed like a good match in my head.

“That special connection turned into a reality when I signed here two years ago. It was a decision that changed my life around. I come into training smiling every day. But my story is definitely not Career Mode. This has been a very different journey to how I imagined it on FIFA. In real life, you can’t just select where you want to go and everything will be perfect.”

Odegaard has managed to fulfill his dream, which is not often possible in real life. Arsenal fans now have a positive sentiment towards the young player, and he feels the same way about them.

Martin Odegaard names the Premier League club he always had weird connection to from a very young age 

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