Martin Odegaard was snapped with his dancer girlfriend for the first time ahead of the Man City clash

Martin Odegaard has been pictured with his girlfriend for the first time (Image: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Since the Arsenal captain started dating the star of Norway’s version of Strictly Come Dancing, Martin Odegaard and Helene Spilling have kept their budding romance private.

As Martin Odegaard prepares to face Manchester City, he has been spotted with his dancer girlfriend for the first time.

The Arsenal captain was photographed holding hands with Helene Spilling as they took a leisurely walk around London.

The couple was also seen getting coffee and snacks before heading to a Japanese restaurant called Roka for more food.

This public appearance comes at a crucial time for Odegaard, as he gears up for an important match in the Premier League title race.

On Wednesday night, Arsenal will head to the Etihad Stadium with the hope of extending their lead over the reigning champions at the top of the Premier League.

Before being photographed with the 24-year-old midfielder, Helene Spilling accompanied Odegaard to the London Football Awards last month.

Odegaard was named the Premier League Player of the Year at the event.

Spilling is well-known for her appearance as one of the professional dancers on Skal vi Danse, the Norwegian version of Strictly Come Dancing. She even won the competition in 2021.

With 76,000 followers on Instagram, she regularly posts dancing videos and pictures from her daily life.

Martin Odegaard and Helene Spilling were snapped walking through London (Image: Raw Image LTD/MEGA)

She will once again be cheering on Odegaard on Wednesday as Arsenal meet rivals City in a crucial encounter in this season’s Premier League title race.

Arsenal go into the match having drawn their last three in the league, with their lead at the top of the table currently just five points.

Helene Spilling is a professional dancer on Norway’s version of Strictly Come Dancing (Image: instagram/helenespilling)

If Arsenal manage to win at the Etihad Stadium, their lead over Manchester City would increase to eight points.

However, a defeat would reduce the gap to just two points, with City still having two games in hand.

Pep Guardiola’s side are also perceived to have a less challenging run-in compared to Arsenal, with the Gunners facing the challenge of hosting Chelsea and visiting Newcastle United in their next two matches after the City clash.

Helene Spilling has 76,000 followers on Instagram (Image: instagram/helenespilling)

The title race is set to go right to the wire, though, with a Premier League supercomputer predicting a nail-biting end to the campaign for both Arsenal and City.