Paul Merson admits he was mistaken about Arsenal star Martin Odegaard (Image: Sky Sports activities)
The Norway worldwide has endured one thing of a nomadic profession having did not make the grade at Real Madrid who he joined when he was simply 16-years-old.
Odegaard spent six months on the Emirates Stadium final season and returned on a everlasting foundation after Mikel Arteta made his signing a precedence in the course of the shut season.
Martin Odegaard has been in excellent type just lately (Image: Reuters)
Arteta’s judgement seems to have been vindicated with the elegant midfielder’s affect rising by the sport. The 23-year-old scored and assisted throughout final week’s win over Watford because the Gunners made it 4 wins in succession.
‘Odegaard has actually come to the occasion now,’ former Arsenal star Merson advised Sky Sports activities. ‘He’s an excellent footballer.
‘I didn’t actually see that in the beginning of his time with Arsenal, however I actually see it now. He’s a participant that sees issues in a short time and he has nice motion. He’s a high quality participant.
‘I feel it did take him some time to get going and settle into life at Arsenal. He in all probability hoped issues would work out for him at Actual Madrid, however now he’s at Arsenal, and he’s seen what a membership it’s, and it’s a transfer that’s labored out for each events.’
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Odegaard seems to have struck up a strong relationship together with his supervisor and praised the Spaniard earlier this week.
He mentioned: ‘I’ve by no means skilled a supervisor who’s so sharp on particulars and small issues within the sport,” mentioned Odegaard.
‘He helps me loads. I feel it’s fascinating and I attempt to get as many suggestions as doable.
‘Proper from the beginning, I had an incredible sense for him. I felt it from the primary time I spoke to him at a Zoom assembly earlier than I signed right here on mortgage. He was very clear on how he noticed me as a participant, how he might use me and what he might assist me with. Ever since then, it has been excellent.’
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