Arsenal fans rave about Martin Odegaard’s latest performance

Martin Odegaard’s dancing feet are helping Arsenal look like Arsenal again as fans rave about latest performance

Via Planet Fooball:

There have been some frustrating times at Arsenal in recent months, but the introduction of Martin Odegaard is the latest development in reclaiming the club in the hearts of aesthetes.

Odegaard is yet to register a goal or an assist in his loan stint from Real Madrid, but there are plenty of encouraging signs. Not least with another start in the eye-catching display in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw with Benfica, and a key role in their quickfire equaliser.

Receiving the ball on the edge of the box after a chaotic Benfica scramble to clear the ball, the 22-year-old had the vision and speed of thought to choose the right option: a first-time pass into Cedric Soares on the overlap, allowing the full-back to play a square ball for Saka’s close-range finish.

Via Football London:

Martin Odegaard has quickly caught the eye of Arsenal fans after joining the club on loan in January, with the Norway international starting in each of the Gunners’ last two matches

Mikel Arteta has started to call upon Martin Odegaard more regularly and the supporters have enjoyed what they have seen so far.

After signing on loan from Real Madrid in the final days of the January transfer window, Odegaard was handed a few cameos in the Premier League.

His first start came in last weekend’s 4-2 victory over Leeds United, where the Norwegian midfielder impressed, and he was given an opportunity from the start once again in the Europa League.

While Arsenal still have a lot of work to do following their 1-1 draw in the first-leg of their clash against Benfica, the performance of Odegaard caught the eye.

Fans were originally concerned by what the signing of Odegaard would mean for Emile Smith Rowe, but the fact that the pair have both started together in the past two matches is an encouraging sign.

While Thursday’s match wasn’t the best for Smith Rowe, who conceded a second-half penalty for handball, Odegaard’s display got fans on social media talking.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.