Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has dismissed comparisons between Martin Odegaard and former Manchester City midfielder David Silva.
's assistant in 2016, spending three years in the Etihad Stadium before taking over asArsenal
's head coach.
In that time in Manchester, Arteta used to coach Spanish midfielder,David Silva
Speaking after Arsenal’s 4-1 victory overLeeds United
, Arteta said it is too early to compareOdegaard
with Manchester City legend David Silva.
"That’s a big name,"
Arteta replied (viafootball.london
"My opinion is the player [Silva] is the best I’ve seen playing between the lines for the last 20 years.
"Martin has a big capacity to unlock situations. I’m really happy. He’s improving now in his goal threat as well. He’s very willing to become one of the best but it’s still very early."
The Norway international has scored three goals and contributed one assist in his last five games - including two goals againstManchester United
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