Martin Odegaard says Arsenal need to come back ‘stronger and better’


    Martin Odegaard helped secure Arsenal's five points clear at the top of the Premier League
    Arsenal are five points clear at the top of the Premier League (Picture: Getty Images)

    Martin Odegaard challenged Arsenal to keep on improving after they moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

    The skipper’s second-half double sealed a 2-0 win at Wolves on Saturday to extend their lead over Manchester City.

    City’s surprise 2-1 home defeat to Brentford allowed Arsenal to take control at the summit ahead of the World Cup break.

    ‘We have to come back even stronger and better but at the moment, it’s looking good,’ said Odegaard.

    ‘It’s a good way to go into the break. We said before the game we wanted to finish strongly and we wanted to bring this good feeling into the break and we have done that.

    Martin Odegaard helped secure a 2-0 win at Wolves
    Martin Odegaard helped secure a 2-0 win at Wolves (Picture: Getty Images)

    ‘We talked about it before the game and we talked about it at half-time – it’s difficult to play against these teams with five at the back. We had to stay patient. I think we did and, in the end, we got the goals.

    ‘It was a tough one, we had to dig deep. The first half was a bit slow – we were struggling on the ball to create chances, really.

    ‘They defended well and we know they’re always dangerous on the counter, so it was a difficult game.

    ‘Then we changed a few things. We sped up the game a little bit in the second half and we know we have quality, so we’re always going to create something, but we did good to get the win.’

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