Arsenal had the opportunity to beat Tottenham in the table and reach fourth place if they beat Newcastle on Monday night.
He could have given Mikel Arteta’s men a superb starting point before the final round of the league, but they are now counting instead on Spurs faltering in the final round of the league if there are Champions League matches for Arsenal next season.
Because it was a loss to Arsenal on Monday night. Ødegaard and his teammates gave a toothless performance against Newcastle and lost 0-2 at St James’ Park.
Ben White sent the ball into his own net in the 56th minute and gave Newcastle a deserved lead. Near the end when Arsenal sent several players forward hoping for a tie, Bruno Guimarães decided the match for the home team.
Five minutes before full time, he sent a return to goal, dashing Arsenal’s hopes of a win.
Criticisms of Adegaard
It must also be said that victory is deserved. Newcastle dominated most of the match and they also had the biggest chances.
Ødegaard started in Arsenal’s midfield, but the man who has been in great shape in recent months hasn’t been able to make his mark in the match. During the break, he had to endure criticism at TV 2’s Premier League studio.
According to TV 2 football expert Eric Thorstedt, the 23-year-old had only seven assists in the first half, five of which were successful. This did not impress the expert.
– He was bullied by Newcastle. He was deeply affected,” Thorstvedt said during the break.
Thorstvedt thought Ødegaard had nothing to do with him physically compared to the Newcastle players.
– Thorstvedt said it’s very difficult for Martin to get into this fight here because he’s so physically exposed all the way through.
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CBS football correspondent James Byng also noted the Norwegian’s weak first half.
According to him, Ødegaard did not provide less than ten assists during the first round of the Premier League before the first round against Newcastle.
As mentioned, there were five.
– Benji wrote on Twitter that when he struggles, Arsenal can’t keep the ball for long periods.
Arsenal are also struggling to play in the Champions League next season. They are now two points behind Spurs ahead of the final round of the series, and Spurs need just one point in the game against Norwich.
Arsenal meet Everton at the Emirates Stadium in the final round of the series.
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