‘I feel like we’re building something special here’: Martin Odegaard insists Arsenal are on the right track under Mikel Arteta as Spaniard plots attack on the top four with Premier League’s youngest squad
- Arsenal are still in the race for one of the Premier League’s top four positions
- Mikel Arteta’s men are just four points off fourth, with three games in hand
- Midfielder Martin Odegaard believes the Spaniard is building something special
Martin Odegaard has hailed the ‘special’ project being built at the Emirates under Mikel Arteta.
Arsenal are well and truly in the hunt for European places this season and even have a return to the Champions League in their sights due to their Premier League form.
Their last outing – a 1-0 win away at Wolves – moved the Gunners to within four points of fourth spot in the table with three games in hand.
Martin Odegaard believes that there is ‘something special’ being built at Arsenal this season
This position has been achieved all with the youngest squad on the top flight, and Odegaard believes there is plenty more to come.
‘I feel like we’re building something special here with all the players and the staff,’ he told Arsenal’s official website.
‘It’s really interesting what we’re trying to do and I’m happy with the situation, very happy to be part of the team and hopefully we can keep improving and get better each game. Then we’ll see where it takes us.
‘It helps me, to be around players in the same situation [in terms of age].
‘I’ve been through a lot, even though I’m pretty young. In this team I’m not the youngest anymore and I have some experience and I can use that in a positive way, and help the other young players.
The Gunners are still in the hunt for a Champions League spot, and are four points off of fourth
‘We’re a great group, we have a lot of big young talents but also some more experienced players, I think the mix is good and the team is very hungry. It’s really nice to be part of the team.’
Arsenal had extra time to work on the training pitch at the weekend, with their derby clash against Chelsea postponed due to the Blues’ participation in the Club World Cup final.
Their next match is at home to Brentford this weekend, a game that presents an opportunity to exact some revenge following their disastrous opening weekend defeat by the Bees back in August.
Arteta has the youngest squad in the Premier League, but his youthful side are delivering