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Rio Ferdinand seriously impressed with how Arsenal star is now playing
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Rio Ferdinand seriously impressed with how Arsenal star is now playing

Rio Ferdinand has told his YouTube channel that he was delighted to see Martin Odegaard be the match winner for Arsenal in their latest Premier League victory, against Wolves at the weekend, insisting that he is delivering for the Gunners right now.

Mikel Arteta’s men will remain the pace-setters in the Premier League beyond Christmas. Arsenal moved five points clear on Saturday, capitalising on Manchester City’s defeat earlier in the day.

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Wolves may have been bottom of the table. But the Gunners would have been under no illusions how difficult a trip to Molineux would be.

Ferdinand delighted for Martin Odegaard

Ultimately, Arsenal did get the three points. But they had to be extremely patient, with both of their goals coming in the second-half.

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And it was Odegaard who bagged a brace to secure the three points. He showed the most desire to get on the end of Fabio Vieira’s cross shortly after the break.

And he calmly smashed home Arsenal’s second late on to settle any nerves.

Odegaard has been brilliant for much of the campaign. And Ferdinand suggested that he was very happy to see the 23-year-old make the difference at Molineux.

“I was pleased as anyone to see Odegaard be the man to step up and have that moment,” he told his YouTube channel.

“His ability, one thing you can’t question with this kid. He’s been a child superstar, we’ve known about him since he was probably 13, 14 years old. He is delivering right now as captain of Arsenal Football Club.”

Arsenal continue to pass every test put in front of him. For much of the season, many have been waiting for the Gunners’ bubble to burst. But it simply has not happened.

They have rode their luck at times. Wolves fans will feel aggrieved that they did not win an early penalty. But any team looking to finish above City is going to need some fortune along the way.

Arsenal are clearing all of the hurdles in front of them right now. And so many of their players are stepping up in a big way.

It is now impossible to argue with those who believe that Arsenal are most definitely going to be in the title race this season.

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