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Arteta: ‘Odegaard is playing fantastically well’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes Martin Odegaard is ‘playing fantastically well’ following his performances against Norwich. The Norwegian midfielder was at the heart of the Gunners 5-0 victory over the canaries, providing two assists and impressing with his overall play.

Speaking after the game, Arteta was asked about Odegaard and his recent spell of good form:

“I think he is playing fantastically well. He helps us a lot, he glides the team together and I am really pleased with him,” the boss told Arsenal Media.

“It was very good [today]. A really traditional day in this country and to play football in this atmosphere, it was great.

“I think we performed and played really good, we were really consistent and a real threat throughout the game and I am really pleased with the way we attacked and defended.

“There’s no time to recover [ahead of the Wolves game] but we will do our best to keep the spirit, the mindset and physically the team in the best possible condition to play in front of our crowd, which we will need a lot from to give us energy in the game and try to win the game.”

Quotes from Arsenal.com.