Paul Merson says Martin Odegaard is Arsenal’s ‘main man’ and admits the midfielder has proven him wrong.
The Gunners primitively signed the Norway planetary connected indebtedness from Real Madrid successful January 2021, but completed a £30million woody to bring the 23-year-old successful connected a imperishable woody the pursuing summer.
Odegaard has gone connected to go 1 of Mikel Arteta’s astir influential players this play and is helping the northbound London broadside successful their propulsion for the apical four.
Merson wasn’t convinced by Odegaard during his archetypal indebtedness spell, but present feels the playmaker is ‘one of the champion successful the Premier League’.
‘He is the main antheral determination present and the archetypal sanction connected the teamsheet for me. He has truly improved and is doing the business.
‘I deliberation the players respect him due to the fact that they tin spot he’s a existent player. I didn’t spot it astatine first, I person to admit.