Mikel Arteta praises Martin Odegaard after a dominant Norwich victory


Mikel Arteta was full of praise for Martin Odegaard after Arsenal’s emphatic 5-0 away win over Norwich City on other days.

The Gunners had complete control for 90 minutes against the basement population, took an early lead through Bukayo Saka and did not look back. Kieran Tierney and Saka scored further goals before late goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Emile Smith Rowe ensured an easy victory.

Although he did not find the back of the net, Odegaard was one of his side’s best performers, finishing the match with two assists and three important passes.

After a slow start to the season, the midfielder has been in flying form lately and his manager revealed his joy over his latest contribution after the match.

“I think he plays fantastically well. He helps us a lot, he slides the team together and I’m really happy with him,” Arteta said of the Norwegian.

Although Odegaard was singled out for a special praise, Arteta was also pleased with the versatile display of the Gunners, who went up to four with the win.

“It was very good [today]. A really traditional day in this country and playing football in this atmosphere, it was fantastic, he said.

“I think we performed and played really well, we were really consistent and a real threat throughout the match and I am really happy with the way we attacked and defended.

“There is no time to recover [ahead of the Wolves game] but we will do our best to keep the spirit, the mindset and the physical team in the best possible condition to play in front of our audience, which we will need a lot of to give us energy in the game and try to win the match. “

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