“I thought Odegaard in particular was very good” Potter hails Arsenal midfielder

Graham Potter has hailed Martin Odegaard after his team’s 2-0 loss to Arsenal in their final Premier League game of the season.

Brighton has been one of the more entertaining teams in the competition this season in terms of style of play and chances created.

Potter has done a fine job and they even beat Manchester City at home before facing the Gunners.

Mikel Arteta’s team needed a win in that last game of the season to try to get European football if Tottenham lost to Leicester City.

The Lilywhites eventually won to clinch the European Conference League spot.

Arsenal won their game 2-0, thanks to Nicolas Pepe who scored both goals for them.

He was clearly the top player in the game for the Gunners and the result would probably have been different if he hadn’t scored.

However, Potter thinks the key man for the Gunners on the night was Odegaard.

“Arsenal’s attacking players, I thought Odegaard in particular was very good in the game and influential,” Potter said to Sky Sports

“They have some high quality at the top end of the pitch.

“We have to play really well if we are going to come to these places and win and we didn’t play well enough.”

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  1. I’ve never truly rated Ødegaard. I feel he’s abit too ‘static ?’ for my liking.
    A player who typically would thrive in a better star-studded team than ours, say a PSG or an Inter.

    But if Potter rates him. Then officially I do as well. What a manager!

    Wonder what he thinks of Ozil.

  2. If he’s unwilling to stick his foot in, he doesn’t contribute enough, scoring or otherwise, to be on the pitch as a regular starter…under no circumstances can we contemplate blowing our meagre budget acquiring him from a club that clearly doesn’t rate him…that said, I do think he has some skills, he’s just not a complete enough player to be anything more than a super sub of sorts in this League, which is a luxury buy that we simply can’t afford at this juncture

  3. please let him just go back to madrid. he’s been okay and nothing more. Arsenal are so lost to have half a season with him and still try to sign him. For what? What’s he done?

    1. Odegaarde only compliments the movement of all of the wingers, been positive in his relationship with EMS & Saka, retained possession in the last 3rd on a consistent basis, maintained a reliable standard of performance, excellent level of passing, stayed injury free & brought leadership qualities to the collective, shaped up the midfield & connected attack. Not to mention bringing the best out of Laca & improved the stamina of the aggressive press.
      A perfect 10 in my book; for a player of 22 years old adapting to a completely new league.

  4. I thought he had an excellent game Sunday, good movement with and without the ball, aggressive and forward thinking.

    1. Unfortunately, Odegaard has had a shortened season affected by the injury suffered on international duty with Norway.
      I agree with others and Graham Potter that he is potentially an excellent midfielder. The game this season, I remember, is away to West Ham and Arsenal down 3-0, where Odegaard almost single handedly dragged Arsenal to a 3-3 draw.

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