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Theo Walcott singles out impressive Arsenal star for praise against Wolves

Former Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was left very impressed by the performance of Gunners star against Wolves

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Former Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has praised current Gunners star Martin Odegaard for his impressive performances in recent matches, including the win against Wolves on Saturday.

Arsenal bounced back to winning ways with a victory over Wolves, courtesy of goals from Leandro Trossard and Martin Odegaard. The triumph marked a return to form for the Gunners after a challenging period, with manager Mikel Arteta emphasising the importance of securing a win to maintain pressure on league leaders Manchester City.

Sitting atop the Premier League table, Arsenal’s morale receives a significant boost ahead of a crucial week featuring encounters against Chelsea and Tottenham in London derbies that could shape their season.

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Arsenal stars Declan Rice and Martin Odegaard (Image credit: Getty Images)


Reflecting on the pivotal role played by key players in upcoming fixtures, Theo Walcott singled out Martin Odegaard for praise during a discussion on Sky Sports. Walcott highlighted Odegaard’s influence and the team’s reliance on him in crucial moments, underscoring the midfielder’s ability to position himself effectively and contribute to Arsenal’s attacking prowess.

“Odegaard gets a bit of luck with the ball coming back to him but puts himself in that position he deserves it. He’s always involved in the big moments. Arsenal built their team around him and you can see why they did,” Walcott remarked, acknowledging Odegaard’s impact on the team’s tactical setup and overall performance.

Describing Odegaard as a midfielder possessing the “X factor,” Walcott emphasised his significance in Arsenal’s final third and his consistent involvement in creating opportunities for the team. Despite not registering standout moments in every match, Odegaard’s contributions to Arsenal’s gameplay earned him recognition as one of the team’s key assets.

With a transfer fee of £30 million, Arsenal secured Odegaard’s services as one of the most astute acquisitions in recent transfer windows, showcasing the club’s shrewdness in the transfer market.

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