Ødegaard decided for Arsenal with a beautiful free kick – VG

Ødegaard decided for Arsenal with a beautiful free kick - VG

National team captain Martin Odegaard (22) escaped beautifully in Arsenal’s first away win of the season with a free kick. Up to five Norwegians started in the Premier League on Saturday.


After 30 minutes, Ødegaard climbed from about 20 metres. He hit the free kick hard and over the wall with precision, and far enough into the corner, so Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope didn’t stand a chance.

– Oh, a good free kick. The Pope never came close. It’s an exceptional free kick, Sky Sports expert Paul Merson says of Odegaard’s free kick.

Nice goal, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon said on BBC Radio.

Odegaard was also named Arsenal’s best player. After the match, Ødegaard was happy who met the press:

– It was a great moment and it was great to see her come in. You should hit it perfectly, at the right speed and height, he says BBC.

Kind of war

The match was otherwise level and Burnley had plenty of chances to draw, but Arsenal fought back, thanks to good goalkeeper in Aaron Ramsdale.

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– Fighting became a kind of war in the end. We know their strengths, and we’ve played their games a little more than ours. We have to be smarter when we win the ball, says match winner Ødegaard.

This was Arsenal’s second Premier League win, and the first away from home. Manager Mikel Arteta was under pressure early on with losses in the first three rounds. Therefore, scoring the winner of the Ødegaard match on Saturday was very important for Arsenal. The midfielder earned 8 out of 10 points in the Sky Sports player exchange.

– I believe in this team. We lost some points at first, Ødegaard says, but I’m not surprised we’ve taken some points now.

It was also the national team captain’s first goal since he scored twice for Arsenal against Olympiacos and Tottenham in the space of a few days in March.

– Insanely fun

Ødegaard is the first Norwegian player to score from a free kick in the Premier League since Morten Gast Pedersen did it for Blackburn in 2012, against Arsenal.

– It was insanely fun to watch. It was a great recording, which also brings back good memories on my part, says Gamst Pedersen to VG Saturday night, adding:

– The results are the same, but maybe a little higher, laughs the 40-year-old, who still delivers goods in Alta. Recently today, he scored in the scoring list against Floro.

Although he hasn’t seen all of Odegaard at Arsenal this season, he is looking forward to the national team captain’s start to his Premier League career.

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– She looked good, which is very important for Norwegian football. Now we have a lot of people who play in the best league in the world. In the past, we had many talents who might not have been able to take the last step, so now we’re really seeing who has it.

After the match, Arteta praised Odegaard.

– You can see his qualities in how he finds solutions, where he puts himself and his ability to find space. Hence his desire to work is remarkable. He never stops running and fights for every ball. Arteta says he is about to become a real team leader TV 2.

Old Days: John Carew, Brede Hangeland, Erik Nevland, Morten Gamst Pedersen and John Arne Riise all played the same 2008 Premier League round.

good norwegian day

It was a nice Norwegian day in the Premier League. As many as five Norwegians were employed.

As found by VG, this is the first time since last weekend in March 2008 that five Norwegians have started in the same round of the series in the Premier League. This time with John Arne Reese (Liverpool), Brady Hangeland (Fulham), Eric Nevland (Fulham), Morten James Pedersen (Blackburn) and John Carew (Aston Villa).

stopper Christopher Agger He kept a clean sheet in Brentford’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton.

Mohammed Al-Yunusi He played the whole game for Southampton as the lead against disappointingly weak Manchester City. The visitors made their way to 0-0 away against the defending champions.

Matthias Normann He stood up to help on his debut (playing 71 minutes) when Norwich drew 1-1 against Watford. But Watford had a new one Joshua King At the top and eventually won 3-1. The striker contributed a crucial pass before the goal 2-1 and participated in the scoring 3-1.

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After that, Norwich coach Daniel Farke criticized his team.

– If we make mistakes at this level, one will be punished. We entered a lot of goals, there are a lot of mistakes. He says after the match, we have to criticize ourselves, we can’t give up goals.

This was a little piece of Norwegian joy Sander Mountains He was injured during the warm-up for Sheffield United before the 3-1 win over Hull. Yorkshire Life writes that this was due to a “minor problem” with storage.

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