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He’s really important, I’m happy for him – Saka lauds Arsenal teammate

Arsenal forward, Bukayo Saka has heaped praises on teammate and club captain, Martin Odegaard after the midfielder recently signed a new contract extension with the Premier League North London club

Saka said Odegaard is really important for Arsenal, adding that he is happy for the former Real Madrid star.

Recall that Odegaard signed a new five-year contract that will keep him at Arsenal until 2028.

Speaking ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League derby clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Saka (per the club’s official website) said: “He [Odegaard] is really important, not just as a player, as a leader as well. He leads in a different way but I love it and respect it.

“We all know he’s got unbelievable quality, creating goals and scoring goals and being the captain that we all love.

“I don’t mind being stuck with him! I am happy for him and he deserves the new contract.” 

Odegaard joined Arsenal from Real Madrid in 2021 for £30 million.

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