New angle proves Martin Odegaard channeled his inner Kevin De Bruyne with outrageous assist vs Brighton
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Martin Odegaard's assist against Brighton in the Premier League yesterday was captured from the perfect angle, and it makes the assist even better.
The Arsenal skipper has been in brilliant form this season as the Gunners currently sit top of the Premier League table at the turn of the new year.
A 4-2 win over Brighton yesterday was another example of their title credentials, and Odegaard was key once again for his side with his creativity and industry in midfield for Mikel Arteta's side.
But his assist for Gabriel Martinelli's goal was sublime, and he's proving time and time again just how good he is.
Odegaard, 24, starred in the win over West Ham on Boxing Day and added another assist here to make it five assists in 15 games so far this season.
His assist for the Brazilian yesterday was a powerful first-time ball that curled beautifully between the Brighton backline, and gave Martinelli a brilliant ball to chase through on goal.
Still with a lot to do, he held off the challenge of the extremely quick Tariq Lamptey to finish past Robin Sanchez to make it 4-1 at the time.
This angle of Odegaard assist to Martinelli is crazypic.twitter.com/gpac3Rk0gH— S👻 (@scrapytweets) January 1, 2023
The assist was perfectly timed, as Brighton looked to turn the tide with a late flurry but Odegaard's assist helped to kill the game and move seven points clear of Manchester City. It's certainly worth another look.
His seven goals in the league have been key from midfield, as well as his midfield chemistry with Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey.
That £35 million signing is looking more and more like an absolute bargain as the games continue to roll by.
It seems Odegaard has finally realised his full potential, some nine years after joining Real Madrid as a highly coveted 15-year-old.
Arteta told Arsenal's official website in his post-match interview: "He is doing what we want him to do - to decide football matches and work really hard and deliver to the team what he needs in these moments which is different.
"The four front players scored again today; that is great news. Eddie [Nketiah] scoring again, Bukayo [Saka], Martinelli and in crucial moments as well. That's what we want, those players deciding football matches when the team needs it and that's what they're doing."
Next up is a huge game at home against high-flying Newcastle, who themselves are looking to continue upsetting the odds by remaining in the top four, before a trip to face local rivals Tottenham on January 15th.
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