Martin Odegaard, an Arsenal midfielder, has explained why he has been in the best shape of his life this year.
The Norwegian claimed that discussions with the club’s coaching staff were the reason for his exceptional performance for Arsenal this season.
After Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s contract was terminated, manager Mikel Arteta gave the 24-year-old former Real Madrid midfielder the club’s captain’s armband.
The Norwegian international has been crucial to the Gunners’ attempt to win the league this season, with five assists and eight league goals in 17 games.
Odegaard credited his performance to persistent conversations with Arsenal’s coaches and to his own diligence.
The Gunners skipper told Viaplay, “I’ve worked very hard on how we play, my position within the club, and my attention.
“I’ve talked a lot with the coaches about getting into the right areas of the field. It’s a lot about the mindset, and a lot more. It’s nice that hard work pays off.”