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“What a deal!” Ray Parlor applauds Arsenal’s decision to sign 35M Playmaker



Ray Parlor has applauds Arsenal’s decision to sign 35M Playmaker and described it as a great signing in his statement.

Arsenal legend Ray Parlor says the Gunners struck a bargain when they signed Martin Odegaard for £35m.

During the summer of 2021, there were reports that Mikel Arteta’s side were pursuing Leicester City’s James Maddison, but they eventually decided to sign Odegaard on a permanent basis. Parlor thinks Arsenal have reaped the benefits of the Norwegian’s move:

“It was a brilliant signing for Odegaard. They tried to bet on Maddison, 60-70 million pounds, and they probably couldn’t get him. They went with Odegaard for £30-35m, what a deal. He has never been injured, he always wants the ball in difficult situations. That’s why Real Madrid brought him in as a youngster, he didn’t make it, but he’s such an important player for Arsenal now.”

The decision to sign Odegaard turned out to be decidedly inspired. During his first six-month loan at the Emirates, the playmaker was less than convincing, but manager Mikel Arteta and club sporting director Edu saw something in him.

Though he was still somewhat unstable last season, the 24-year-old has simply been outstanding this season, helping the Gunners in an unlikely title fight.

Odegaard leads by example and, as Parlor points out, his excellent fitness and technical skills make him a great asset to the team.

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Mikel Arteta’s instant reaction to a century of Arsenal wins speaks volumes

Arsenal fans also shared in the moment of  Mikel Arteta’s instant reaction to a century of Arsenal wins that speaks volumes.

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal won again on Sunday after beating London rivals Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage – taking their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points.

Mikel Arteta was not keen on securing 100 wins as Arsenal manager following his side’s 3-0 triumph over Fulham on Sunday.
The Gunners secured victory at Craven Cottage thanks to first-half goals from Gabriel Magalhaes, Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard. Arteta has now won 100 games since taking over from sacked Unai Emery as Arsenal manager in December 2019.

Arteta was asked about his latest success after Sunday’s game but was keen to downplay his success. The Spaniard is focused on clinching the Premier League title, with his side five points ahead of table-top Manchester City.

“To come here and play like we did against a team like Fulham in this stadium, I think the players deserve a big compliment,” Arteta said after Sunday’s game, Arsenal’s 21st Premier League win of the season.

“With the way we played, the goals we scored, the clean sheet and the determination and determination we showed today to play the way we want to play.”

Arteta’s winning percentage of 59.5% is the highest of any Arsenal manager in history (excluding caretakers). Second on that list is Arsène Wenger (57.3), while Emery is third (55.13). Arsenal have won 73% of their games in all competitions this season. Arteta added: “It’s great [100 wins], we have to keep it going, I’m happy about that. Unfortunately it’s not a title, so there’s still a lot to improve!

Arteta’s time as Arsenal boss has been something of a rollercoaster. The former midfielder won both the FA Cup and the Community Shield within eight months of his appointment, but an eighth-place finish in his first full season led to calls for him to be sacked.

Arsenal narrowly missed out on Champions League qualification last season finishing fifth in the table, but that won’t be a problem this time around. If the Gunners win the Premier League title in May, it will be their first in 19 long years. “It’s amazing and it means we have a lot of

people at the club who are doing the right things,” said Arteta when asked about Arsenal’s win rate this season. “In the team, a lot of players have made a huge contribution and especially the support that we have, which I think has absolutely transformed this team with this energy, so I’m really happy.”

Oleksandr Zinchenko was also in good spirits on Sunday. He told Arsenal’s website: “Fulham are a very good team. They have played well this season, especially at home.

We knew they were so dangerous so obviously we prepared quite well. “I think our performance in the first half was quite good: we controlled almost everything with and without the ball. Those are three very important points, clean sheets. A perfect day for the Gooners. Let’s keep it up.”