Martin Odegaard Eager To Learn From “Incredible” Arteta

By The Editor
on 24th March 2021

Martin Odegaard is relishing the chance to improve under Mikel Arteta’s tutelage…


 

Arsenal playmaker Martin Odegaard has hailed Mikel Arteta as an “incredible” coach and is eager to continue to learn from the Spaniard during his loan spell, VG reports.

Odegaard is finding his feet in north London following his arrival from Real Madrid in January and has been putting in stellar performances in recent matches.

The 22-year-old scored a crucial wondergoal in our Europa League tie at Olympiacos before finding the net again in the north London derby.

However, his most complete performance came last weekend at the London Stadium and despite not finding the net, the Norwegian skipper’s supreme creativity led to all three goals and a stunning comeback.

Speculation has now intensified as to what will happen regarding Odegaard’s long-term future given that he initiated the loan move to Arsenal after being left out of multiple matchday squads by Zinedine Zidane.

Odegaard has made it clear that a decision on his future will be made in the summer, but the former teen sensation has made it clear that his priority is to improve as a player and find stability.

Now, while speaking to Norwegian outlet VG as he prepares to lead his national team for the first time as the official skipper, he spoke glowingly about his relationship with Arteta.

“Very good,” Odegaard said about his time with the Gunners manager.

“He is incredible. I have a lot to learn from him. I just need to ‘sharpen my ears’ and pay attention. He is fantastic.”

The favourable references for Arteta’s coaching abilities continue to pour in and when they come from players we’re desperate to sign on a permanent basis, it’s a major plus for the club.

Pep Guardiola’s former lieutenant is obviously a pleasure to work with for players with a specific attitude, and his resume of improving players is already solid.

Hopefully, Odegaard becomes the next in a slew of players won over by Arteta.



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