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Arteta plays down comparisons between Martin Odegaard and David Silva

Sat 18 December 2021 | 22:40

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has dismissed comparisons between Martin Odegaard and former Manchester City midfielder David Silva.

Arteta

joined

Manchester City

as

Pep Guardiola

's assistant in 2016, spending three years in the Etihad Stadium before taking over as

Arsenal

's head coach.

In that time in Manchester, Arteta used to coach Spanish midfielder,

David Silva

.

Speaking after Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over

Leeds United

, Arteta said it is too early to compare

Odegaard

with Manchester City legend David Silva.

"That’s a big name,"

Arteta replied (via

football.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 against

Manchester United

and

Everton

.


source: SportMob

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