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Martin Odegaard Accused Of Having The "Wrong Attitude" In Post-Match Interview After Olympiakos Game

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Martin Odegaard Accused Of Having The "Wrong Attitude" In Post-Match Interview After Olympiakos Game

Arsenal legend Martin Keown has accused Martin Odegaard of having "the wrong attitude" in regards to his post-match comments after the club's Europa League clash against Olympiakos.

The Norwegian midfielder scored his first goal in an Arsenal shirt on Thursday night; an absolute screamer from distance, as Mikel Arteta's side secured a dominant 3-1 win against their Greek opponents.

It was arguably Odegaard's best performance for his new side and after the full-time whistle, the Real Madrid loanee said he has "felt at home" since his first day in North London.

"I'm happy to be here," he continued. "I feel great. I'm very pleased to be part of the team."

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Odegaard did, however, mention the mistakes Arsenal made throughout last night's Europa League tie - something that former Arsenal centre-back Martin Keown didn't really get on board with.

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"I think he's a really interesting player for Arteta," Keown said.

"When I listen to him it's what I see on the pitch. He talks about the team a lot, doesn't really talk about himself.

"The spotlight has been on him since he was a 16-year-old kid who went to Real Madrid. Maybe he should be a little bit more willing to talk about himself.

"It's about him now. This goal should elevate him now. Lift him. Give him the confidence he needs to express himself.

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"He talks about being frightened of making mistakes. That's the wrong attitude."

Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA
Image: PA

Keown continued, saying: "You've got to love it. You 've got to play with freedom. Be free in your mind and Wenger used to say 'just relax and play. Play what's on.'

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"And I think there's something there under the bonnet. We saw a glimpse of that with that strike. That is a top drawer effort he's hit there.

"But there are other mistakes in the game and just needs confidence. I think he's been in a difficult situation, it's an interesting signing.

"I'm not even sure he's going to play at the weekend because Smith Rowe is fit."

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Topics: Martin Odegaard, Arsenal

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