Martin Odegaard gets desired Everton revenge

Martin Odegaard gets desired Everton revenge
Arsenal’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard (L) challenges Everton’s Nigerian midfielder Alex Iwobi during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Everton at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 22, 2022. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Speaking after Arsenal’s win over Leicester and VAR last weekend, Martin Odegaard said that Arsenal should use their previous defeat against Everton as motivation as they prepared for the match.

The Gunners lost 1-0 to the Toffees during previous last encounter, and Odegaard said at the time that the team was ‘upset’ and wanted to show a ‘different side’ during the next game.

On Wednesday night at the Emirates, Arsenal did that and then some, destroying Everton 4-0.

“[The previous defeat at Everton,] That’s motivation of course,” Odegaard said before the game.

“The game we had there, the performance, everyone was really upset. We want to show a different side on Wednesday and get another three points.”

On the night, Odegaard put in another captain’s performance, leading his side to a comprehensive 4-0 win.

He finished the game on the scoresheet and with the most clipped piece of skill from the match when he did this to Alex Iwobi:

What were Martin Odegaard’s stats v Everton?

Martin Odegaard put in an impressive performance with a FotMob rating of 8.1 in a game where he played for 90 minutes.

He scored 1 goal and had 2 total shots with a shot accuracy of 100%.

Odegaard’s accurate passes were 56 out of 60 (93%), and he created 2 chances.

Odegaard’s expected goals (xG) was 0.60, while his expected goals on target (xGOT) was 0.66, and his expected assists (xA) was 0.09.

He generated 8 fantasy points, made 77 touches, and had 1 successful dribble.

Odegaard also made 2 passes into the final third, had 1 accurate long ball out of 1, and took one 1 corner.

Defensively, he made 7 recoveries, won 25% of his ground duels and 33% of his aerial duels.

Arsenal extended their lead at the top of the table to five points with just 13 games remaining in the Premier League.


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