Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has nominated two teammates who are manager Mikel Arteta’s favourites.
The £30million summer signing used the term “parched” to refer to both Odegaard and Cedric.
When quizzed on who the teacher’s pets are, Ramsdale did not hesitate to answer.
Ramsdale told the Peter Crouch podcast: “Martin Odegaard is parched. To be fair he was playing for Real Madrid when he was 12.
“I don’t know what they are saying because they speak Spanish. The day after a game he [Arteta] will speak to most people in English.
“Maybe one of the two of the lads who’s English isn’t perfect [he’ll speak to in foreign languages]. But Martin’s English is perfect and he’s speaking Spanish. How parched.”
The stopper continued: “And I’ll tell you who is another parched. Cedric Soares, he thinks he’s a future Pep. Brilliant.”