Premier League: Odegaard ‘Santa Claus’ puffs up to hand out gifts: ‘Complete a ‘top’ performance


And theIt’s Boxing Day that never disappoints. The 2022 edition will be remembered, among many other things, for the first time Stefan Bagcetic scored for Liverpool and For “Pap Noel” Odegaard’s concert. The former Real Madrid player and former Real Sociedad swelled up to hand out gifts in the form of assistsIn the victory, including the return, for Arsenal over West Ham (3-1).

English Premier League (Day 17): Summary and goals of Arsenal 3-1 West Ham

The ‘Gunner’ captain has put the team on his back following an injury to Gabriel Jesus and has completed one of his best performances since joining the UAE in January 2021. In fact, he had a direct involvement in two goals. Saka equalized 1-1 in the 53rd minute ‘by intercepting his shot and Nketiah scored the final 3-1 in the 69th minute’ after completing a superb reverse pass for the Norwegian midfielder.

“He completed a ‘fantastic’ performance. You have to see everything he did… and without the ball. The way he led the team in so many moments is unbelievable.”. He was a brutal influence and a huge presence in the way we played”, confirmed Mikel Arteta.

Complete the “best” performance. You have to see everything he did with…and without the ball. The way he led the team in so many moments is unbelievable

Mikel Arteta

Odegaard, despite not scoring, was awarded the “Most Valuable Player”. His game was well deserved: he was the player who The person with the most goalscoring opportunities (5), the person who attempted the most dribbles (3) and completed (2), the person with the most shots (6) …But, in addition, he completed seven healings !!! Only Ben White (9), Gabriel Magalhaes (9) and Thomas (8) have recorded more steals for Arsenal. Cesc Fbregas, former Arsenal player, added: “Odegaard did very well. I like his style.”

“I felt really good. I think everyone is fine. I’ve rested a bit more than the other guys for not going to the World Cup and I think I used the time well.” Odegaard himself admitted.

I felt really good. I’ve been more rested than the other players because I didn’t go to the World Cup and I think I made good use of the time

Martin Odegaard

Arsenal went to bed with a seven-point lead over Newcastle and eight over City, who had a game to spare. However, Odegaard does not look down on the union: “We are hungry. Everyone was looking forward to coming back and showing that we are good enough to be where we are.”

Arteta compliment: “Odegaard improves the players around him”

And very well, especially in the case of Odegaard. The former Real Madrid player is Arsenal’s top scorer (6) and second-best assistant (4) in the Premier League. He is also among the “top ten” for scoring chances (30) and has the fourth highest dribbling success rate (69.2%). If Arsenal regain the Premier League they have resisted since 2004, it will be largely because of ‘Martintxo’.



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