'Just a matter of time' before Arsenal wins 'big' trophies, says Odegaard

Arsenal fell tantalizingly short in the title race, but skipper Martin Odegaard insists trophies aren't too far away.
Arsenal FC v Everton FC - Premier League
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Arsenal missed out on the Premier League title by two points, but captain Martin Odegaard says it's only a matter of time before the club gets its turn in the sun.

It was always going to be an uphill battle, relying on West Ham to get a positive result at the Etihad, but that's what Arsenal needed to claim the league title...and they didn't get it.

With Manchester City claiming a 3-1 win and the Gunners' 2-1 victory over Everton, there was no doubt a disappointed mood at the Emirates post-game.

Mikel Arteta's side fought so well and so hard for the duration of the league campaign but fell just short of their ultimate goal.

For captain Martin Odegaard, who again enjoyed a stellar campaign, it's only a matter of time before the Gunners get their hands on that elusive Premier League trophy.

“We’re making big steps all the time," Odegaard said via arsenal.com. If you compare it to last season, we were a lot better and more mature with a new record of wins in the league, so we’re doing a lot of good things and it’s just a matter of time until we win some big trophies. We’re just going to keep pushing every day to do that."

In a season that saw Arteta's team push the City juggernaut all the way, excitement is already building for next season, to see if Arsenal can indeed keep pace with Pep Guardiola's side.

But for now, the Gunners will be licking their wounds and wondering how they could play so well for so long yet still not usurp the blue half of Manchester.

It doesn't feel like the gap between the pair is that big anymore and if the last two seasons have taught us anything, it's that Arsenal are right on the heels of their title rivals.

And if Arteta continues to improve the squad and the players use this disappointment as fuel to push them to greater heights, then it really will only be a matter of time before the Gunners get their hands on that trophy.

It's just not this year.