Fri 22 September 2023 | 17:51

Gallas Hails Odegaard as the Next Bergkamp

Arsenal's Five-Year Commitment to Norwegian Maestro

Former Arsenal star William Gallas has showered praise on Martin Odegaard, likening the Norwegian midfielder to the iconic Dennis Bergkamp. Gallas, speaking to Genting Casino, expressed his delight at Arsenal's decision to secure Odegaard's services for an additional five years, commending the club for recognizing the midfielder's pivotal role.

Gallas extolled Odegaard as a clutch performer, emphasizing his capacity to break open closely contested matches with his exceptional quality. He cited a recent sublime pass by Odegaard that set up Saka to assist Trossard in the Everton game as a testament to his playmaking prowess. Gallas emphasized Odegaard's significance to the current Arsenal squad, asserting that the team's dynamics would be drastically altered without him.

Drawing parallels to Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp, Gallas acknowledged that Odegaard hasn't yet reached the same level as the Dutch maestro, who left an indelible mark on the club. However, he pointed out similarities, highlighting Odegaard's remarkable ball control, visionary passing, and ability to retain possession, qualities that any team would covet.

Odegaard, now Arsenal's captain, recently inked a new five-year contract, solidifying his commitment to the club until 2028 and becoming the highest-paid player in the Arsenal ranks.

Arsenal, under the guidance of manager Mikel Arteta, is gearing up for a high-stakes showdown against arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the upcoming north London derby in the Premier League, promising an exciting spectacle for football enthusiasts.

source: SportMob

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