‘Absolutely amazing’ – Merson hails one Arsenal man’s latest contributions

Paul Merson has praised Martin Odegaard’s latest displays for Arsenal, adding that Mikel Arteta’s decision to name him captain a potential ‘masterstroke’.

The Norwegian has three goals from his last two appearances, helping us to maintain our 100% record so far this season, and his performances haven’t gone unnoticed.

“He’s making things happen and when you do that, turning good play into goals and assists, that’s what starts to make people take notice,” Merson stated in his column for Sky Sports.

“That’s what he’s doing and giving him the captaincy could be a masterstroke.

“However, you’ve now got to see what happens when it isn’t going as well for the team, and he isn’t playing as well himself. Can he keep dragging the team through?

“At the moment, though, he’s doing really well. For £35m, absolutely amazing.”

Odegaard has easily been amongst our best players this term as well as so far in 2022 in total, and he fully deserves every bit of praise he gets.

Is there any doubt that Odegaard was the right man for the job?


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  1. “Is there any doubt that Odegaard was the right man for the job?”

    I’m never gonna forget how people and some folks on here were saying ESR is a better player than Ødegaard just because ESR was scoring last season. I’m proud I’ve always stood my ground with Ø and always defended him.
    People don’t give him enough credit
    You know why? Cause it seems he’s been around for like forever. He’s been around since he was 15 years old and there were hyped and expectations. Now that he’s actually had stability and a home without having to go out on loan, those of us that knew him said he wasn’t even performing half to what he can. Do you know what the crazy part is? Ø still ain’t performing fully well like I know he can.
    That performance last weekend was something around 60-70% of his abilities.
    Wait till this guy unleashes himself

  2. The young lad(Ødegaard)pulled the team through on Saturday. That’s how the captain gets chosen.

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