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Mesut Ozil theory shared over Arsenal star as ‘body shape’ comment made

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has been compared to Mesut Ozil by Gunners legend Bacary Sagna, who has also made a prediction about Mikel Arteta’s future at the Emirates

Arsenal’s captain, Martin Odegaard, has been likened to a former Gunners star due to his “body shape” theory. The 25 year-old has made a fantastic start to the year and is often compared to ex-Arsenal player Mesut Ozil because they play in similar positions.

Odegaard, who moved from Real Madrid to Arsenal in 2021, has quickly become one of the top attacking midfielders in Europe. Many Arsenal fans believe he could become a club legend.

But to achieve that, he’ll need to win more trophies. So far, he’s only won a Community Shield with Arsenal.

In contrast, Ozil won four FA Cups during his time at the club. Former Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna sees the resemblance between Odegaard and Ozil

Speaking to Paddy Power, he said: “I love Martin degaard and the way he plays,” and added: “He plays with passion and technically, he’s very good and smart on the ball,” reports the Mirror.

“He reminds me of Mesut Ozil with the left foot and the way they turn players and anticipate the runs of their teammates. “He’s very clever because whenever he dribbles, he looks at the body shape of every player and tries to get away from trouble when he’s under pressure.”

Sagna also added: “When he’s playing, he can analyse the defenders’ body shape and identify the space and technically he’s very comfortable to look ahead and run forwards.”

“He’s a top player and Ozil was the same player very smart in the way they attract players, analyse the opposition and make the killer passes.”

Under Arteta, Odegaard is seen as one of his most influential signings having joined in January 2021. With Arsenal now leading the Premier League and reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the Norwegian player might be on the verge of achieving something great at the Emirates Stadium.

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