76 touches, four key passes: Arsenal struggled but one Gunners star was truly brilliant last night
Arsenal suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Everton last night but Martin Odegaard still managed to impress.
The Norwegian came out of the game against Manchester United at Old Trafford with mixed feelings. He scored against the Red Devils, but he also conceded a penalty, which became the reason why Arsenal left The Theatre of Dreams without any points.
Odegaard had a point to prove against Everton last night. Most of his teammates had a disappointing outing at Goodison Park, but the 22-year-old was undoubtedly the best player on the pitch for the Gunners yesterday.
Here’s a look at his stats from the game on Monday night…
Everton 2-1 Arsenal: Martin Odegaard stats
In his 90 minutes on the pitch, Odegaard had 76 touches of the ball and completed 59 of his 64 attempted passes, maintaining a really impressive 91 per cent passing accuracy.
The Norwegian also made four key passes – no player on the pitch registered more last night.
Odegaard also completed 100 per cent of his dribbles, four of his five attempted long balls and he had three shots at goal – one of which found the back of the net. (SofaScore)
He was given an 8/10 rating by SofaScore, the same as Richarlison, and more than everyone else on the pitch.
Odegaard definitely deserves credit for bouncing back the way that he did after his mistake at Old Trafford. However, almost all of his teammates let him, Arteta and every Arsenal fan down.
The Gunners were woeful for most parts of the game last night. They just couldn’t get going and although the Norwegian gave them an undeserved lead, their sloppy play welcomed Everton back into the game.
The Toffees deserved the win last night but it’s a problem again for Arteta and Arsenal now. The Gunners have lost three of their last four games in the Premier League and have conceded nine goals in the process. Things could get really ugly if they don’t turn things around soon.
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