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Graeme Souness says he’s actually a ‘big fan’ of 25-year-old Arsenal player

Graeme Souness has claimed that he is a huge admirer of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard and the way he leads his side.

The Norwegian is a fantastic footballer and is having a fine season. He is one of Arsenal‘s most important players – not just because of the way he plays but also for his leadership skills.

Graeme Souness praises Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Arsenal signed Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid in 2021 for just £30 million (BBC).

The midfielder joined the Galacticos as a teenager but found it very difficult to nail down a place in the side under their then-manager Zinedine Zidane.

After a six-month loan spell, Mikel Arteta decided Odegaard was the man he wanted to sign, and that has proved to be one of his best decisions as a manager.

Graeme Souness has now admitted that he is a huge admirer of Odegaard. He also went on to praise the Norway international’s leadership skills.

He wrote in the Daily Mail: “I’m a big fan of Martin Odegaard.

There’s nothing to dislike about him. He has great energy, he’s a cute passer of the ball, gets his fair share of goals and he leads by example.

“He doesn’t strike me as a captain who would dig his teammates out, he prefers to show them how it should be done.”

Odegaard has been fantastic for Arsenal
Many people felt Martin Odegaard had a slow start to the season at Arsenal.

The Norway international did score three goals and provide two assists in his first seven Premier League games, but he just didn’t seem like his usual self.

It was then revealed that Odegaard had been suffering from a hip problem, and he was sidelined due to a concussion as well soon after.

Since his return to full fitness, Odegaard has been brilliant. He has been one of Arsenal’s best players and was the difference-maker in their Champions League win against Porto on Tuesday.

If Odegaard can keep performing at the same level until the end of the season, Arsenal have a real chance of going all the way in both competitions.

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