“97 touches, 77 passes, 3 big chances created, 4 tackles and 6 duels won, he was everywhere last night and the best player on the pitch and is getting back to his best”- Man United Legend Ian Wright praises Arsenal’s ‘engine room’ player who was simply amazing and deserves Man of the Match award last night – Not Declan Rice, not Havertz and not Saliba
In an exhilarating display of skill and teamwork, Arsenal’s captain, Martin Odegaard, showcased his finest form during their recent 2-1 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Saturday. The Gunners secured their third consecutive league victory, with the Emirates Stadium witnessing a stellar performance.
The match kicked off with an early lead courtesy of Bukayo Saka, who netted a goal in the sixth minute. The momentum continued to build as Odegaard, in the 13th minute, contributed to doubling the lead with a splendid display of coordinated team play.
Despite numerous opportunities in the final third, Arsenal found themselves facing a nervy finish as Matheus Cunha scored for Wolves just four minutes from time. A defensive mishap from Oleksandr Zinchenko created an opening for the opposition, injecting tension into the closing moments. However, the Gunners managed to secure a well-deserved victory over Gary O’Neil’s side.
Undoubtedly, the standout performer of the match was Martin Odegaard, delivering one of his stellar performances of the season. While he experienced inconsistency in form earlier in the campaign, Odegaard seems to be hitting his stride at a crucial juncture in Arsenal’s title pursuit.
During the Wolves clash, Odegaard dominated the pitch with 97 touches and 77 passes, showcasing an impressive accuracy of 89 percent. His focus on the offensive end was evident, with no defensive responsibilities, allowing him to shine in his attacking role. Notably, Odegaard managed to create six key passes and three big chances for teammates Gabriel Jesus, Leandro Trossard, and Eddie Nketiah. Despite these opportunities, Arsenal failed to widen the goal margin.
The Gunners should have comfortably secured a more substantial lead, potentially with a five-goal margin. However, they were compelled to endure a hard-fought battle for victory, especially after Cunha’s late consolation goal. Nevertheless, this triumph over Wolves has propelled Arsenal further ahead at the summit of the table, extending their lead to a commanding four points. The club’s supporters are undoubtedly reveling in the team’s impressive form and the promising resurgence of Martin Odegaard.