Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has performed down comparisons between Gunners midfielder Martin Odegaard and Manchester Metropolis legend David Silva.
Arteta joined Metropolis as assistant to Pep Guardiola in 2016, spending three years within the Etihad Stadium dugout earlier than taking the pinnacle coach function at Arsenal.
In that point in Manchester, Arteta coached Spain icon Silva, whereas Odegaard has performed underneath his steering on the Emirates Stadium for almost a 12 months.
In a press convention after Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Leeds at Elland Highway on Saturday night, Arteta was requested whether or not Odegaard – who teed up Emile Smith Rowe’s late purpose – might develop into nearly as good as Silva at some point.
“That’s a giant title,” Arteta replied (through football.london). “My opinion is the participant [Silva] is the most effective I’ve seen enjoying between the strains for the final 20 years.
“Martin has a giant capability to unlock conditions. I’m actually completely happy. He’s enhancing now in his purpose risk as nicely. He’s very keen to develop into top-of-the-line but it surely’s nonetheless very early.”
Odegaard is beginning to discover some kind in an Arsenal shirt after a quiet begin to everlasting life in north London. The Norway worldwide has scored three targets and supplied one help in his final 5 video games – together with two strikes away at Manchester United and Everton.
Previous to that, Odegaard had managed to contribute only one purpose in 11 video games for the Gunners, whereas he scored as soon as and laid on two assists in 14 video games whereas on mortgage at Arsenal final season.