Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard has expressed his delight after scoring his first goal for the club last night, stating that he was so eager to get his first goal for the club.

The Norwegian midfielder scored a well hit 25 yard strike in the first half to give Arsenal the lead against Olympiakos last night in their UEFA Europa league round 16 encounter.

Odegaard celebrates his strike against Olympiakos

A goal a piece from Gabriel Magalhães and Mohamed Elneny in the second half ensured the Gunners secured all the three points after the Greek side equalised earlier in the second half after a mistake by substitute Dani Cebbalos.

Mohamed Elneny celebrate his goal against Olympiakos

Odegaard spoke to the club’s official website shortly after the game and has this to say about his well struck goal,

It was a great moment, “I was eager to get on the scoresheet and I didn’t get any goals yet, so it was a good moment for me and also a crucial moment in the game to get a goal away from home and take the lead into half-time. It was a big moment for me personally and also for the team.

“I think we did really good, except for the goal we conceded I thought we were solid all the way. We dominated the game, we created a lot of chances but we gave away some easy balls. That we have to work on, but otherwise, I think it was a great game and a well-deserved 3-1 win.

“I think it shows the character in the team and the team spirit we have now. Players are coming on from the bench, changing games and scoring goals and I think it shows the team spirit and it shows the quality that we have in the team. Everyone is ready to participate and it was a big team win.”

Arsenal will be back in action this weekend when they take on on their North London neighbours Tottenham in a North London derby clash at the Emirates stadium.


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