Odegaard takes the final step

One of the maxims of soccer is usually that the most decisive soccer players are forged based on drilling goals or distributing assists. In other words, translate technical ability into goalscoring figures. That martin odegaard He treasured a unique ball treatment, it had already been demonstrated, but this season he has broken with the only deficit that could be attributed to the number 8 of the gunners: He is Arsenal’s top scorer with 15 goals, all in the Premier League. Figure that places him at the level of an Emirates legend like Cecs Fábregas. The Spaniard is the midfielder with the most goals (15) in a single campaign (2009-2010) wearing the elastic gunner.

Captain of an Arsenal that has led most of the domestic championship, at 24 years old he has emerged as a scorer. In addition to wearing the captain’s ribbon, it’s already a centenary like gunner. This is his second full campaign at the Emirates Stadium and to understand his evolution in front of goal, you have to reel off his previous seasons. The Norwegian had 9 goals and 7 assists in his first 60 games, figures that have doubled in terms of goals (15) and matched in assists (7) in the 42 games played so far this season.

SeasonMatchesgoalsassists
2020/2021twenty22
2021/20224075
2022/2023*42fifteen7

To find similar statistics, you have to go back to the 2018/2019 campaign, when Odegaard was training in Dutch football, specifically in the Vitesse. There he played 39 games with a baggage of eleven goals and twelve assists, numbers that aroused the interest of the Real society. An evolution that shows why Arsenal is disputing the Premier title face to face with City.

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Odegaard does not wrinkle at the key moment of the season

After a month of March where Arteta’s team said goodbye to their participation in European competition, the team faced the key months of the season focused solely on the Premier. the 8th of gunners he put on his work overalls, began the month of April assisting in the win against Leeds and since then, he has played 7 games: 5 goals and 1 assist. Against Manchester City it was the only game where he couldn’t make a difference.

Arsenal is the second highest scoring team in the Premier, with 83 goals, just behind Manchester City, who surpass them by six, with 89 goals. Odegaard has had a direct impact on more than a quarter of the goals gunners, that is, he has participated in 26.5% of the annotations of his team. He is the sixth top scorer in the Premierjust behind halaand (35), kane (26), toney (twenty), Salah (19) and Rashford (16).

A performance that has been recognized by the English fans who placed him as the best footballer of the months of November and December. His first ‘player of the month’ as ​​a gunner. A milestone that no Arsenal player had achieved since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back in September 2019.

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