‘The new players bring good vibes’

Arsenal training in Orlando

About this time last year, Martin Odegaard was making his loan move from Real Madrid into a permanent deal. Now he’s among the more senior players welcoming new additions to the Arsenal family.

Oleksandr Zinchenko is the latest arrival, joining up with his team-mates during the pre-season tour to the USA, and Odegaard is excited with how the squad is shaping up.

“The new signings have been really good so far,” he said. “They are working hard and are all good personalities. They all bring something good to the team.

“Fabio has been injured but we’ve seen Matt and Gabby play well in the games, so I think they are all going to be good for us. Especially for me, playing close to Gabby up front, I think it will be really fun.

“You can always improve the mentality in the team and I think all the players coming in have brought something good. The energy, the personality.

“They bring good vibes you know? They push the team and on and off the pitch they are good people. That’s important for the team.”

The Norway international added that he’s confident the refreshed squad will come back firing in the new season.

“The thing for us is to improve from last season.

“We were all really disappointed at the end of the season, missing the top four. We had it in our hands, so it was really disappointing, so I think you will see a hungry Arsenal team coming back now.”

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