Odegaard issues rallying call and insists Arsenal has done nothing yet

Martin Odegaard has urged his Arsenal teammates to stay calm and keep working hard despite their very bright start to this season.

The Gunners are top of the Premier League table after winning their first three league games of the campaign.

It is such an amazing time to be an Arsenal fan and the players could easily get carried away by their present run of form.

These are early days, but Arsenal fans can dream of a title triumph. However, Odegaard insists they have not achieved anything yet and must stay grounded.

“Yeah, of course [we have to keep our feet on the ground],” Odegaard told Standard Sport. “We haven’t done anything yet, as you say.

“As I said before, we have to stay calm, we have to keep working hard and stay humble. We always look for the next game and play every game as a final.

“That’s what we want to do. That’s the mindset now that we have. We go to the next one and try to win that one.”

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Odegaard’s mindset is spot-on, and it is exactly what we need at the moment.

Our players are doing a great job, but pride could destroy all that if they don’t stay grounded.

This is just the beginning of the campaign and we must stay focused and work hard to win as many of the remaining 35 league games as possible.

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  1. The players said that often in the AON series, but they didn’t turn up mentally for some games. Saying it is one thing, doing it is another.

    We should be favourites for all the games up to the NLD, but actually winning all those games is a major challenge in the PL.

    We won 3 games on the trot last season as well, but also lost 3 in a row to teams we were expected to beat.

    Let’s see where we are after 12 games, we have some tough ones coming up with Spurs, Liverpool and City all in October which will take us to a dozen games played.

  2. I think competition within the squad will help to fend off the complacency that seemed to set in at times last year.

    We have 3 quality CB’s, so they need to stay sharp of someone will get benched. We have Tierney and Zinchenko, so a dip in form should see that player dropped to the bench.

    We need to see that in the attack as well; Saka isn’t sharp in his first 3 games, and needs some competition to wake him up and get some form.

    Looking over their shoulder knowing they have to produce is effective for not only individual players, but for the team as well.

  3. This team has got a positivity and unity of purpose about it really and it’s exciting to see.

    I don’t care about the future result as long as we take it as the captain said, game by game and treating each like a final.

    We beat Crystal Palace and people tag it luck.
    We beat Liester and it’s a poor Liester…
    We beat B’mouth and again the fixture has been kind to Arsenal.

    Hopefully before we get some deserved credit we would be 7 points ahead of the others and full of confidence.

    On Spurs too, we are actually playing better and winning better than that team. Leeds made Chelsea look ordinary a week after they should have buried same Spurs.

    If we had beaten Leeds though it would have been another excuse.

    Good things coming to our teams this Season.

    Ya Gunners Ya

  4. That could be good advice for some of our fans on JA – keep our feet on the ground, but enjoy the moment.

    1. Ramsdale White Tomiyasu Saliba Gabriel Tierney Zinchenko for me that is the strength of our quality at the back. Turner Hein Cedric and Holding should only be involved if absences permit. I would really prefer another defender added to that 1st group. Bellerin needs to move on.

      Odegaard Partey Xhaka Lokonga Vieira is our quality in midfield. Again Elneny should only be involved if absences permit. Certainly 1 more quality midfielder is required. Maitland-Niles needs to move on.

      If anything our forward department is our strongest area, it looks like Pepe will move on but with Saka Marquinhos nketiah jesus martinelli SmithRowe Nelson we do have enough quality already.

      If you look at what Arteta said about wanting 22 outfield players and 3 keepers, even if Bellerin AMN and Pepe all depart he has 24 of the 25 already.

  5. Saka is not going to make it in arsenal..I don’t think he has anything else to develop…if we brought in another left foot winger his time will be up …even marqeuinhos can even take his place…

    1. Unfortunately I agree. There is nothing more he can learn from MA.
      Once this season is finished, if he remains the same he could be sold. Good for him and good for us.

  6. What is wrong with people writing off saka?

    The left side channel is loaded because zinchenko martinelli and Jesus wonder from those areas. Ben white doesnt offer enough stability in the RB position yet. As he is acquainting himself. Cedric is not playing so saka has to work hard to get de dent supply. For those that are saying saka should be removed. Remember is was his impetus that pushed us to finish 5th last season. Without him we wouldnt be the beacon where we are. Form is temporary…class is permanent. What you saying about intra competition is good. Getting rid of the boy is something else. Back off.

  7. Saka is just 20years old….you guys should give the little boy a breather….even pepe at 27 don’t know what to do with the ball

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