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Odegaard Sends Warning to Arsenal Teammates, Ignoring Arteta’s Complaints

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Odegaard Sends Warning to Arsenal Teammates, Ignoring Arteta’s Complaints
Martin Odegaard, despite facing criticism for missed chances against Aston Villa, emphasized the need for Arsenal to be more ruthless.

The team suffered a 1-0 defeat, with Odegaard acknowledging missed opportunities and describing the loss as annoying and frustrating.
Manager Mikel Arteta expressed dissatisfaction with officiating, focusing on incidents involving Douglas Luiz and Kai Havertz.

Odegaard said: ‘We have to take our chances. When you come to a place like this it is always tough. So you have to be ruthless in front of goal – myself included, I missed a few big ones, so that’s annoying.
‘But the only thing we can do is work hard to improve and bounce back in the next one-on-one.’

Odegaard added: ‘The record is unbelievable. So I think everyone knows the quality in their team. They’re very, very well organised, good on the ball.
‘They have some really good individual players. So it’s a tough team to play against.’

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Arteta’s side have also progressed to the last 16 of the Champions League as winners of Group B and their match next week at PSV Eindhoven is a dead rubber.
“I think we’re up there,” said Odegaard, when asked to assess Arsenal’s season so far.

“We were top of the League before this round and now we’re second. So we definitely up there and there is still some room for improvements in the team and what we’re doing but I think it’s good progress.
“I think we’re getting better and better and it is going to be exciting.
“All the games are so hard and you see now at the top there are more and more teams fighting and competing there.

“So of course it’s the toughest league in the world but that’s what we’re playing for and we enjoy that competition. So we have to keep going, learn from the mistakes and come back better.”

In contrast, Aston Villa’s John McGinn, who scored the winning goal against Arsenal, downplayed title contender talk despite Villa’s impressive performance. McGinn highlighted the need to stay grounded and manage upcoming games effectively.

The victory against Arsenal marked Villa’s 15th consecutive home league win, contributing to discussions about their potential involvement in the title race.
Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery, now with Villa, acknowledged the necessity of strategic substitutions due to player fatigue.

Despite visible tiredness in some players during the match against Arsenal, Villa secured the win, and McGinn praised the entire squad’s effort in maintaining focus and concentration, especially considering Arsenal’s tendency to score late goals.


Odegaard Sends Warning to Arsenal Teammates, Ignoring Arteta’s Complaints

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