‘He Gets Bullied And Disappears’ ‘Just Like Ozil’ Fans Disappointed By Arsenal Star’s Anonymous Display Against Newcastle

‘He Gets Bullied And Disappears’ ‘Just Like Ozil’ Fans Disappointed By Arsenal Star’s Anonymous Display Against Newcastle

Arsenal playmaker Martin Odegaard was by no means the only poor performer against Newcastle last night, but the Norwegian’s habit of going missing in key games is causing concern among supporters.

The £30m signing has put in some excellent displays during his first full season with the Gunners, but the midfielder has had his off days too, as he did at St James’ Park last night. Fans on Twitter were frustrated with Odegaard’s ineffective performance:

Odegaard was marked out of the game by the excellent Bruno Guimaraes but it doesn’t excuse the fact that he didn’t offer anything in the final third of the pitch. The best players elude their markers and, yet, the Norwegian international failed to find any space, and consequently seriously limited his team’s options when trying to create chances.

There is no doubt that his teammates didn’t help matters. Odegaard was isolated and didn’t have many passing options even when he had the ball, and he did try and put his foot in to win back possession. Ultimately, he lacked the quality to make any sort of impact on the match.

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