Martin Odegaard has begun to draw criticism from Arsenal fans according to Football London, with several claiming the Norwegian playmaker is overrated and that it was a mistake to have signed him. The London club paid Real Madrid £31.5m for him during the summer after having him on loan for half of last season.
Odegaard has made eleven appearances in the Premier League this campaign and contributed just a single assist, as well as contributing an assist in his one League Cup appearance. Arsenal are performing well under Mikel Arteta – they’re currently fifth in the league table, level on points with fourth-placed West Ham.
Odegaard is still just 22, but it seems as though he’s been around forever. He came through the youth system at Stromsgodset before famously joining Madrid at the age of 16. He struggled to earn many first-team minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu, however, and made the move to Arsenal after loan spells with Heerenveen, Vitesse and Real Sociedad.
I am beginning to see why he was a bench warmer at Real Madrid. His passes were not progressive. I fail to see the required creativity for which he was recruited. Odegaard needs to urgentlysit up or we will have another expensive plot in our ranks.
He is still adjusting to the permanent move …team has changes a bit this year and he needs minutes …for confidence.
He is still only 22 and has the ability but will need time remember we aint real madrid we are the arsenal…please just give him and the process a chance
Agreed with you
He’ll come good, trust me. In terms of defence, Ødeggard
has been offering way more than Arsenal’s former number 10 Özil. If we consider all the number 10s in the premier league like DeBruyne,Bruno etc Ødegaard is much better than those players in terms of defense. Ødeggard is a better presser than both the mentioned players.
But in terms of offence, I think he’s been very poor since rejoining arsenal. He looks too passive for an attacking midfielder, he always seems to be shying away from being involved in the final third of the game. For example: I’ve always noticed him passing it sideways way too often when he could have hold on to the ball longer or dribbled pass through his opponent or when there was an opportunity to make a through pass. These signs are worrying and for me it mostly seems to be down to the lack of confidence the player has. If he improves on these aspects arsenal are gonna have a fearsome player in their ranks.
Also a terrible blog like football_london and a few arsenal fan’s opinion do not represent the arsenal fanbase as a whole. A lot of arsenal fans still have faith in the player.
Second thing I fail to understand is the spanish media’s obsession with the player, you guys are obsessed with him in the same manner the british media is obsessed with Mesut Özil. Every time Ødegaard has a bad game I’ve come across many such articles like yours, he doesn’t even play in laliga so why are you guys still writing about him? Kindly stop with this obsession and bore off.
I would second it
Odegaard plays alot better with lacazette upfront
Aubmeyang doesn’t get involved in the game enough and has been poor in the last few games.
With lacazette , he drops deep , holds the ball up well and allows sakha, esr to attack and create problems. I believe odegaard needs behind him a player to how van de beek was at ajax. Lakonga will be that player but he is young so needs a couple of seasons. A player like van de beek alongside partey with odegaard and a striker like lacazette and you will see the best of odegaard. Arsenal still have work to do in the transfer market so will be interesting to see who arrives
Ode. Is a good player for arsenal people need to have patience with him
In league there is no patience as results are needed. Then the amount spent someone should atleast replicate.