Paul Merson admits he’s a fan of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard and his impact on the team this season.
Merson thinks Odegaard has taken Arsenal to ‘another level’ and he is the fifth-best midfielder in the Premier League today.
“At the moment, I’ll put Martin Odegaard at #5 because he’s taken Arsenal to another level this season,” said Merson to Sportskeeda. “He’s got a swagger about the way he plays and moves, while he’s also added goals to his game.
“Odegaard has been around for a while, so it’s easy to forget he’s only 23. The fact that he’s Arsenal’s captain at such a young age shows how highly Mikel Arteta rates him. I like Bruno Fernandes, Mason Mount, Phil Foden, and the likes, but Odegaard is someone who has already made a massive impact this season.
“He plays in a position where he has to make things happen and he’s done just that as Arsenal find themselves at the top of the Premier League table with 18 points from seven games.
“Foden is an unreal talent too, but if he doesn’t play for Manchester City, they’ve got the likes of Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez to deputize for him.”