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Declan Rice names Arsenal teammate who is “so special”

Rice says £30m Arsenal player is ‘one of the best he has ever seen, as he possesses special attributes that sets him apart.

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Arsenal stars Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice
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Mikel Arteta’s leadership has been nothing short of remarkable at Arsenal. Once stuck in mid-table, the Gunners now stand atop the Premier League with just three games remaining in the season.

Arteta’s transformation of the squad, turning it into a formidable force, has been lauded by many. A significant part of this success can be attributed to key signings, notably Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard.

Declan Rice, acquired from West Ham for a hefty sum of £105 million, has proven his worth with stellar performances on the pitch. However, it’s not just his prowess that he has been praising lately. In an interview with TNT Sports, Rice couldn’t help but sing the praises of his teammate and Arsenal captain, Martin Odegaard.

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According to Rice, Odegaard possesses an otherworldly talent that sets him apart from the rest. Drawing comparisons to iconic Arsenal figures like Tony Adams and Patrick Vieira, Rice highlights Odegaard’s unique flair as a No. 10. He describes Odegaard as a player who can conjure magic on the field, turning even the most dire situations into opportunities for success.

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Moreover, Rice admires Odegaard not just for his skills on the pitch, but also for his dedication and professionalism off it. He notes Odegaard’s exemplary work ethic, describing him as one of the best trainers he’s ever seen.

“If you look at (iconic Arsenal captains) Tony Adams, Patrick Vieira, like hard-hitting centre-half/midfielders. Martin is just an out-of-this-world No. 10, he’s so special,” Rice said.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard

Martin Odegaard and Mikel Arteta (Image Credit: Getty Images)

“But he knows what it’s like to play for this club. He was here in the tough times and now he’s come through that, and he’s arguably one of the best players in the Premier League this season and in recent years.

“He just makes something happen out of nothing. He’s probably the best trainer, so elegant in everything from the way he lives his life to how he treats this game as a profession. He’s one of the best I’ve ever seen.”

Martin Odegaard’s journey to Arsenal has been one of redemption and fulfillment. After struggling to make an impact at Real Madrid, his move to the Gunners, initially on loan and then permanently for £30 million, has rejuvenated his career.

Now, with Odegaard leading as captain, Arsenal fans can only hope for further success and the potential emergence of a club legend.

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