Erling Haaland agrees with Mikel Arteta that Martin Odegaard is “incredible” when given a run of games.
Gunners boss Arteta has regularly sung Odegaard’s praises, pointing out he is an incredible talent on his day.
Following Arsenal’s comeback against West Ham, Arteta said: “I think he had an incredible performance, he was very intelligent the way he read the game, the way he affected the game and again he showed how much he wants to win.
“When everyone was a little bit trembling, he gave us that composure on the ball and he created chance after chance.
“I love talented and creative players that all the time are willing to take that ball and make things happen, that are mobile and also hard-working. He is one of them.
“We have some others with different qualities but it’s true that Martin is now giving us a different level on certain things that we didn’t have.”
Odegaard’s Norway team-mate Haaland has previously said the same of his compatriot.
“You need minutes,” explained Haaland. “All they have to do is put him in the line-up and leave him play.
“We know how good Odegaard can be. When he gains confidence with the ball, you know incredible things can happen.”
Odegaard has dropped hints he would be keen on making his move to Arsenal a permanent one.
He recently told a press conference while on international duty: “I haven’t thought about what’ll happen in summer. The deal with Arsenal is until the end of the season.
“We’ll see what happens this summer. I’ve said things before that I still stand for: Stability and development are keywords.”
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