Arsenal are in a blistering run of form at the moment, having won 5 out of their last 6 games. The Gunners have cemented themselves at the fourth spot in the table with 54 points in 28 games, which is going to guarantee them Champions League football next season.
With Chelsea 5 points clear of Arsenal, they only have one job until the end of the season, to secure the top 4. Their only competition at the moment are Antonio Conte’s Spurs and Ralf Rangnick’s Manchester United.
Although Conte’s side has shown some level of improvement after having an embarrassing exit from the newly established UEFA Conference League. The same can’t be said for United as although cracks still appear, actions can only be taken at the end of the season.
Fortunately, for the Gooners, their team does not face similar issues. Under Head Coach Mikel Arteta, the club plays with proper identity, something which was lost under the charge of Unai Emery. Arteta is known to bring the best out of his youngsters. Shining examples would be Gabriel Martinelli and Martin Odegaard.
After having an unsuccessful 6-year spell at Real Madrid, during which he played for 5 clubs including Real, Odegaard feels at home in Arsenal. The 22-year old arrived in London in January 2021 for a 6-month loan spell. In the following summer, Real sold Odegaard to Arsenal for £35 million pounds, claiming the player wanted to go back to Arsenal.
Things sure have changed for Martin as he’s a key figure in Arteta’s midfield. This continuity and regular game time is also helping Martin play well for his national side.
In Norway’s 9-0 thrashing of Armenia in a friendly game, Odegaard is seen toying with the Armenian players and entertaining the crowd with his quick feet.
It’s a joy to watch Odegaard love life at Arsenal and be at his best, although he isn’t the only Arsenal player in form and impressing in a friendly game.
Gabriel Martinelli at the age of 20 is one of the best young talents in the Premier League. Under Arteta, he has shown a significant improvement as of late with the Brazilian forward linking well with Bukayo Saka on the right flank.
Having just made his debut for the Brazilian National Football team, Martinelli toyed around with the Bolivian defence like he had years of experience behind him, in just his second cap for his country. In this clip, Martinelli is seen performing ‘The Berbatov Spin’ before nearly scoring.
What a goal that would have been pic.twitter.com/TtLnOHeNaT— Renato (@rehnato) March 30, 2022
Arsenal fans are delighted to see their youngsters perform. They might not need to wait much longer to see these two come back and play for their club, as Arsenal play Crystal Palace away on the 5th of April 2022.