Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has issued a warning to Premier League rivals, insisting that the Gunners have’more to come’ in the future. Arsenal currently leads the table, five points ahead of Manchester City, as the season enters its final 11 games.
Odegaard took over as club captain at the start of the season and has played an important role in leading his teammates to the Premier League title this season. While the job is not yet finished, there are encouraging signs that even if the Gunners do not win the Premier League this season, they will be formidable rivals for many years to come.
Jamie Redknapp believes the Norwegian playmaker has surpassed Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne as the best creative player.
Odegaard scored his 10th goal of the season in the weekend’s 3-0 win over Fulham, and he put in another outstanding performance in midfield for Mikel Arteta’s side.
The 24-year-old midfielder’s performances this season earned him the Premier League Player of the Year Award at the London Football Awards, beating out competition such as Harry Kane.
Odegaard said in his acceptance speech after receiving the award: “Thank you for this award, and thank you to everyone who voted for me.
“There were a lot of great candidates, and there would have been a lot of worthy winners on the team [Arsenal].
I’d like to share this [award] with the entire team and also say how proud I am to see the club recognized here tonight with all of the awards..
“It demonstrates how far we’ve progressed as a club, and what we’re doing this season is very special, so I’m thrilled to be a part of it. I’m sure there will be more, so I’m looking forward to the future.”
Manager Mikel Arteta was named Manager of the Year for his efforts this season, while Bukayo Saka was nominated for Player of the Year but won Premier League Young Player of the Year ahead of teammates Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba instead.
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