Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has began the season in sensible type and says that he’s having fun with the most effective type of his profession to this point.
THE LOWDOWN: IN-FORM CAPTAIN
The Norwegian was handed the armband simply earlier than the beginning of the season and he continues to be a key member within the Arsenal setup. His four goal contributions in eight Premier League video games have performed a key function within the Gunners’ rise to the highest of the desk, with the 23-year-old pulling the strings from midfield.
Odegaard is on the right track to higher his numbers from final season, and talking earlier than Arsenal’s Europa League conflict in opposition to Bodo/Glimt in his homeland, he said that he’s having fun with his finest soccer in the mean time.
THE LATEST: TOP-FORM ADMISSION
All eyes would have been on Odegaard as he returned to Norway for his first recreation in membership soccer in his homeland since leaving Stromsgodset for Real Madrid again in 2015, enjoying 70 minutes on this night’s 1-0 win over Bodo/Glimt.
Now the captain of his nation, and certainly one of Europe’s foremost quantity 10s, he returned to Norway as Arsenal skipper too, enjoying what he believes is the most effective soccer of his profession.
Asked if he’s within the type of his life, he replied: “Yes I think so. I think I’ve developed a lot in the last few years. I’ve always been good on the ball but I feel like I’m developing a different side of my game now as well, without the ball.”
“How to improve and affect the game in different ways, so yeah I feel like I’m doing well and of course when the team is doing well it makes things easier for me as well. I’m really happy to be part of this team and happy with where we are at the moment, but we want more of course.”
Also talking on the accountability of being a captain, he added: “I haven’t thought too much about it to be honest. I try to do the same things, help the team as much as possible. I enjoy the responsibility and just try to do the best for the team always and hopefully that’s good.”
THE VERDICT: MUST STAY FIT
The solely factor missing in Odegaard’s efficiency in opposition to Liverpool on Sunday was a objective (though he did set up Gabriel Martinelli’s early opener) and he’s beginning to be a game-changer, even with out scoring.
He is arguably in the most effective type of his profession judging by his WhoScored metrics, and Arteta will now be hoping that the midfielder can proceed to encourage his crew all through a massively promising season.