Paul Merson points shock verdict on Odegaard


Arsenal legend Paul Merson has named membership captain Martin Odegaard in his Premier League’s checklist of high midfielders. 


Martin Odegaard’s performances in an Arsenal shirt have gone up since he made his debut in January 2021. The mercurial midfielder has grown to grow to be one of many facet’s top players and it wasn’t stunning that Mikel Arteta handed him the armband this season.

Arsenal have been capable of keep on the high of the log this time period and Odegaard has performed an enormous half in it. He has scored three targets to date, as they started the season in gorgeous vogue.


Arsenal legend Paul Merson has ranked Gunners captain Martin Odegaard as one of many Premier League’s high midfielders in his Sportskeeda checklist.

Merson determined to call Odegaard in his high 5 checklist, whereas the likes of Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes, Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Chelsea’s Mason Mount all missed out.

“At the moment, I’ll put Martin Odegaard at #5 because he’s taken Arsenal to another level this season,” he wrote.

“He’s received a swagger about the way in which he performs and strikes. While he’s additionally added targets to his recreation. Odegaard has been round for some time, so it’s simple to overlook he’s solely 23. The proven fact that he’s Arsenal’s captain at such a younger age reveals how extremely Mikel Arteta charges him.

“I like Bruno Fernandes, Mason Mount, Phil Foden and the likes. But Odegaard is someone who has already made a massive impact this season. He plays in a position where he has to make things happen and he’s done just that as Arsenal find themselves at the top of the Premier League table with 18 points from seven games.”


Odegaard has grown to grow to be one of many Premier League’s finest midfielders previously yr. His numbers by way of ball utilization and creation is excessive up there with the likes of Kevin Bruyne and co.

If Arsenal are going to return to the UCL this season and even win a trophy, the Norwegian has an enormous function to play and should be match for the essential video games.

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