Odegaard reveals plan behind Partey’s strike

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Arsenal skipper Martin Odegaard has revealed the membership’s plan earlier than Thomas Partey’s strike in opposition to Tottenham on Saturday.

THE LOWDOWN: SUMPTUOUS GOAL

Arsenal confronted off with Tottenham for the primary time within the Premier League this season on the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.

Arsenal have been on the summit of the log because the season started they usually adopted it up with a complete 3-1 win over the North London rivals. It was a superb strike from Thomas Partey that opened the floodgates on the Emirates.

Arsenal labored the ball round earlier than Ben White arrange the Ghanaian on the fringe of the field earlier than unleashing a roller past the attain of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Skipper Martin Odegaard has now revealed the membership’s plan previous to the sport and the purpose.

THE LATEST: BEHIND THE SCENES

Martin Odegaard revealed that Thomas Partey’s strike was one thing they’ve been training on the coaching floor.

The skipper, who missed Arsenal’s sport in opposition to Brentford, revealed that Mikel Arteta and his teaching employees spent lots of time with Partey as a result of they anticipated Spurs to sit down again and it performed out precisely that manner.

Speaking post-match, Martin said: “It was an important purpose. We knew earlier than the sport he was going to be free in these areas and we practiced that quite a bit, to search out him in these areas, and he made an important shot.

“I think he played a great game as well so a lot of credit to him, and of course the team.”

Reflecting on the important thing second, he added: “I feel it was essential. We dominated the sport from the beginning however they scored out of nothing and it was essential to strike again and get the momentum once more and the power, so I feel it was essential to get the second purpose.

“From that moment I think we controlled the game again and it was a solid win in the end. It’s always nice when you get two goals up and then after that when they had one man less we could keep the ball and I think they suffered a lot.”

Odegaard additionally added that he and his teammates have been completely happy to repay the help with an acceptable consequence.

“That’s who we play for – the fans,” he mentioned. “We understand how a lot they assist us, we all know how a lot they imagine in us now and we need to give them one thing again. All the video games this 12 months they’ve been superb and it’s good to provide them this win again.

“It was a top, top atmosphere and I just have to say thank you to the fans for all their support this year and for this game – it was amazing to play out there.”

THE VERDICT: GOOD PLAN

It reveals that Arteta’s facet ready for the sport they usually have been duly rewarded ultimately. The Gunners have been capable of keep some consistency this season and hopefully, they’ll end strongly.

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