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Odegaard made his first Premier League start for Arsenal last week as his side beat Leeds United 4-2 at the Emirates.
Mikel Arteta handed the Madrid loanee a start on Thursday as Arsenal travelled to the Stadio Olimpico for the first leg of their round-of-32 Europa League clash.
The Arsenal boss' faith in Odegaard left many Gunners fans impressed with his performance in the midfield against Benfica.
"This guy is a generational midfielder. Look at those final balls. Incredible vision and execution," one fan said.
Someone else tweeted: "His vision is top-notch so is his movement. I'm glad he's here helping the team."
And a third fan wrote: "Very comfortable on the ball, can play in tight spaces and create space, a fantastic eye for the game, footballing intelligence, and can see the play develop two passes before."
While a fourth posted: "Love this. Good know [sic] how of when to play it simple and when to use his talent for something extraordinary. Waiting for him and [Thomas] Partey in the same midfield!"
Arteta brought Odegaard off towards the end of the 1-1 draw and replaced him with former Chelsea star Willian.
Pizzi opened the scoring for Benfica in the second half from the spot-kick before Bukayo Saka pulled back a quick equaliser for Arsenal.
Arsenal will now turn their attention to the Premier League as they host league leaders Manchester City at the Emirates on Sunday.
The Gunners will resume their Europa League campaign next Thursday for the second-leg clash with Benfica at home.