3. Martin Odegaard
Champions League nights look really good on Martin Odegaard. The skipper was at the heart of the Arsenal midfield, and though there were some instances of sloppiness, there were far more moments of brilliance.
The Norwegian found some very intricate passes, putting in Jesus and Saka time and time again. It was his shot that was saved in the eighth minute when the keeper palmed the ball into Saka’s path.
He then capped off the performance with a rifle into the bottom left corner of the goal. After receiving Reiss Nelson’s pass, he first eliminated the defender with a little fake shot dummy before shimmying into space and pinging the ball into the net.
Although he’s a very intricate player, Odegaard is well-suited to play against teams that give Arsenal a little more time and space than Premier League opponents. He’s also added a dangerous long shot to his arsenal. He was always capable of the long shot, but recently, it has levelled up.
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