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Mikel Arteta believes that Martin Odegaard is the perfect embodiment of an Arsenal player after another stellar performance against Leicester in the Premier League. The Gunners beat Leicester 2-0 to move back into the top four places, ahead of Manchester United. He created as many as six chances in the game with five coming in the first half. It was the first time that an Arsenal player has done so since Mesut Ozil did so in 2017.

“He was terrific again today, in every aspect of the game; what he had to do in defending when we were high and deep; in build-up phases; in the final third, the way he understood and managed the game when he was needed,” Mikel Arteta said about Martin Odegaard. “He’s come a long way since his arrival, he is showing great maturity and responsibility on the pitch and he makes the other players better, I think. We were certainly convinced he was a player that could fit in our clubs, in with our morals. He has every value that we want players to represent this club, and then he has the quality for what we want to do. We are really happy with him.”

“He almost scored shooting, he had a great shot onto the crossbar, he was involved in both goals – the header he scored and the penalty as well – and the reaction when he had the shot,” he added about Thomas Partey. “You could see he was voted player of the month last month and he’s come a long way, he has the consistency and the minutes, he understands what we want much better. I think his cohesion and understanding with the rest of the players are getting better and better and now it is about consistency and to keep doing it.”

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