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"F*****g two times!" - Reporter spots heated moment between Martin Odegaard and AC Milan manager in friendly

Ryan Smart

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"F*****g two times!" - Reporter spots heated moment between Martin Odegaard and AC Milan manager in friendly

Arsenal's friendly against AC Milan on Tuesday briefly got heated when Gunners star Martin Odegaard reportedly had some choice words to say to Milan boss Stefano Pioli.

Both sides are preparing for their returns to domestic action following the conclusion of the World Cup, and are currently competing in the Dubai Super Cup.

Arsenal got their tournament off to the perfect start on Thursday, prevailing 3-0 over Lyon before winning the mandatory penalty shootout as well.

In the absence of Aaron Ramsdale and Matt Turner, 20-year-old goalkeeper Karl Jakob Hein stepped up, keeping a clean sheet and saving an incredible four spot kicks in the penalty shootout.


Mikel Arteta's side have welcomed back players from the World Cup for the game against Milan today, with Ben White and Thomas Partey both starting. They were substituted at half-time.


Although the game is a friendly, there was one moment of a tension after an incident involving a member from both teams.

Odegaard and Pioli in heated moment


As per Arsenal reporter Kaya Kaynak, there was a collision late in the first half between Arsenal's Fabio Vieira and AC Milan midfielder Sandro Tonali.

Odegaard, who is the Gunners captain, was not impressed, and is said to have walked up to Pioli before shouting: "F***ing two times! It's a friendly."

Arsenal went into the break 2-0 ahead of the Italian opposition, who currently sit second in Serie A.

Odegaard opened the scoring on 21 minutes with a free kick, before Vieira assisted Reiss Nelson shortly before half-time.


It took 71 minutes for the game to see its yellow card, though, with Eddie Nketiah being booked.

Milan then pulled a goal back on 77 minutes, with Fikayo Tomori getting on the scoresheet.

Arsenal are gearing up for their return to Premier League action, with a clash against West Ham coming up on Boxing Day.

The Gunners are five points clear at the top of the table, ahead of Manchester City in second.


Milan, meanwhile, will look to cut down an eight-point deficit to Serie A leaders Napoli, who are yet to lose a league game this season.

Featured Image Credit: Arsenal Football Club

Topics: Arsenal, AC Milan, Martin Odegaard, Premier League, Serie A

Ryan Smart
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