‘Above and beyond’ – Arsenal transfer decision backed by former PL star

Fabrice Muamba has praised Arsenal’s decision to sign Martin Odegaard, who has improved hugely since joining from Real Madrid.

The Gunners have been in top form this term, flying high in the division to sit five points clear of Manchester City in second.

With many players singled out for praise for their roles in helping us to top the table at present, Muamba has been especially impressed by the Norwegian.

“Odegaard, wow. This guy signed for Real Madrid at a young age and then moved to Arsenal on loan. My word he is a different player. He controls the momentum for Arsenal. He is David Silva. When David Silva was at City he was what he is for Arsenal,” Muamba said.

“He controls the tempo of the game, his vision, he’s one of the best technical players in this league. No doubt about it, you can’t argue with that.

“Odegaard has matured a lot, he’s the captain, he’s a leader, he’s scoring goals and he’s defending. I can see why Arsenal went above and beyond to get this guy. Arteta saw something special in him.”

Odegaard is definitely among those players who have made a huge difference in our side, and is one who would be sorely missed from the starting line-up.

Do you agree that Martin is amongst our three most important individuals in the line-up?



  1. He’s in my top three. On whoscored, he’s the second-highest player after Jesus. But for away matches, he’s the highest-rated player. Me, I’d have him third and then a toss-up between Partey and Saliba for one and two

    Zinchenko, I would rate as the best tactical maneuver by any manager in the league.

  2. Every player in the first eleven is equally important to the way the team plays. In fact, all of them have improved. Point to any player in Arsenal’s first eleven that hasn’t done anything special so far.

    So, it’s not about a player, it’s above the players. However, there are games where one player comes out on top, of which, each one of them have done thus far.

  3. Odegaard have really improved massively compared to the version we took on loan the first time. But there are players who if taken out from our first eleven, the impact is too massive for anyone to accept and I rate them as follows;
    1. Thomas Party
    2. Gabriel Jesus
    3. William Saliba

  4. Very good player but I still think he goes quiet to often in harder games.
    But I can’t fault his talent and effort. That’s all I have always wanted from each and every player. Just show a bit of fight in most cases and I would not fault you that much..

  5. O8, hail the man!

    and so is the entire team. Each of the first-team players has been special in his way so far

  6. They work as a team calculating when to move forward and return that is why their is progress. I love them all up Gunners

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