Former Arsenal star Kevin Campbell has hailed the qualities of Martin Odegaard, with the 52-year-old feeling that the Norwegian midfielder is an underrated star on the Emirates.
Odegaard joined Arsenal on a everlasting switch from Actual Madrid final summer time after spending six months on mortgage on the north London membership in 2020-21. His €35 million switch is now wanting like a discount deal for Arsenal, who look on the right track for a top-four end.
The Norwegian captain has 4 targets and 4 assists to his identify in 26 video games throughout all competitions for the Gunners this season. Nevertheless, his affect has gone past simply scoring or establishing targets.
Enjoying as a daily starter since November, Odegaard has occupied the No.10 position on the Emirates. He has been instrumental in sustaining the steadiness of play and controlling the tempo of the group within the closing third.
Campbell heaped reward on Odegaard and told Football Insider:
“I like discussing Odegaard. He’s a completely distinctive participant. He’s so, so gifted. A number of followers don’t worth him sufficient. More often than not he doesn’t get the popularity he deserves.”
“However he has an economic system to his play and a wand of a left foot. He lends the ball, offers it and will get it again. He makes the group tick. When he will get a striker of notice subsequent to him, watch him shine. He’s going to be unbelievable.”
“I positively really feel at residence right here” – Martin Odegaard
Odegaard was adjudged the Man of the Match in Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers final week. At 23, the Norway worldwide has his whole profession forward of him and will change into a superb asset for the Premier League membership.
As for his break day the sector, Odegaard appears to have settled nicely in London.
He told the membership’s official web site on February 23:
“I like London life typically. There’s heaps to do but additionally it is near residence so it is simple for me to journey to see my household, or to have them to go to me. I find it irresistible. When you find yourself a footballer, there’s not a lot distinction in your day by day life no matter membership you’re at as a result of everybody has the identical routines and schedules.”
“So it is the stuff off the pitch that makes the distinction, and it is so good to be in London, with loads of locations to go and issues to do – I positively really feel at residence right here.”
Odegaard, whose present contract with Arsenal runs till 2025, has 37 worldwide caps to his identify.