Jamie O’Hara reacts to Martin Odegaard's North London Derby performance for Arsenal
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Jamie O’Hara reacts to Martin Odegaard's North London Derby performance for Arsenal

TalkSPORT pundit and famous Tottenham Hotspur fan Jamie O’Hara couldn’t help but be impressed by Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard yesterday.

The Gunners outplayed their north London rivals at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to come away with a 2-0 win.

Speaking on TalkSPORT this morning (16/1 6:40am), O’Hara reluctantly accepted how good Arsenal were.

It should come as no surprise that Mikel Arteta’s side started strongly yesterday.

They’ve made a habit of coming out of the blocks quickly, in stark contrast to Tottenham’s recent form.

Bukayo Saka ran Ryan Sessegnon ragged all game, and it was his good work that earned the visitors their first goal.

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His cross was deflected into the path of Hugo Lloris, who could only palm the ball into the back of the net.

Arsenal doubled their lead before half-time, with Odegaard expertly finding the back of the net from distance.

O’Hara was particularly impressed with Odegaard yesterday, especially the space he was finding in midfield.

Tottenham didn’t know what to do with him, and he made them pay with his eighth goal of the season.

O’Hara seriously impressed with Odegaard

Speaking on TalkSPORT this morning, O’Hara admitted the Norwegian had lived up expectations.

“Arsenal were all over us, they were picking us apart every time they went forward,” O’Hara said.

“Saka was just causing problems, Odegaard getting in pockets.

“Odegaard, he looked like Zidane! It’s ridiculous.”

“He’s a top player, and he is playing very well at the moment, and it’s a great strike.

“To get the ball in that area, to hit the target and catch it clean, it’s a great goal and he deserves it at the minute as he’s playing really good football.

“He’s a young player who’s gone in there, a lot of people questioned his price tag and he’s stepped up and has been an absolute star.”

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The £115,000-a-week playmaker has already broken his record for most goals scored in a season for Arsenal.

Arteta was very pleased with his performance as well, and it’s easy to see why.

Odegaard gives Arsenal so much control in the final third, and can find his teammates with passes that few other Premier League players could execute.

O’Hara recently called Odegaard a ‘top talent’, and was impressed once again yesterday.

If he continues this way, there’s no reason why he couldn’t life the Premier League trophy at the end of the season.

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