Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard is said to be better than Bruno Fernandes


Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard (center) tries to get past Aston Villa’s Jacob Ramsey and John McGinn during the Premier League match at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Saturday (19/3/2022). Arsenal narrowly won over Aston Villa 1-0. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Former England striker Darren Bent prefers Martin Odegaard to Bruno Fernandes . Because, Bent sees Fernandes has not been able to perform well with Manchester United or MU this season.

Bruno Fernandes has had a big impact on Manchester United since being bought from Sporting CP in January 2022. Fernandes has been a key player in the midfield, both during the era of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

Fernandes won many individual titles with United. The record of the 27-year-old player is quite special. Fernandes is able to score 35 goals and provide 25 assists in 78 games played in the Premier League. Very good note.

But, in Bent’s eyes, the slick record that Fernandes got was not good enough. He prefers Odegaard to fill his dream team. What is the reason?.

Lately, Martin Odegaard appears very consistent. The Norwegian player is getting more mature and playing consistently. Odegaard has been a key player for Arsenal and Bent sees Fernandes no better than him.

“Sure, he’s a very good player for Manchester United, but I’m still waiting for him to show up when they really need him in the big games,” Bent told talkSPORT .

“No, I will not (could be Odegaard’s replacement). I will say now. I will not choose Fernandes to be Odegaard’s replacement,” he said.

“Right now, I prefer Martin Odegaard with the way Arsenal play. I took Odegaard in that role for Arsenal. He is perfect for what Arsenal are doing at the moment. I would not trade him for Fernandes,” said Bent.

Paul Merson Also Votes for Martin Odegaard – Manchester United’s advantage did not last long. Two minutes later Arsenal equalized the score 2-2 through Martin Odegaard. The Norwegian striker was able to finish a header released by Gabriel Martinelli which David De Gea failed to block. (AFP/Oli Scarff)

Darren Bent is not alone. Another English football pundit, Paul Merson, is also more interested in Martin Odegaard than Bruno Fernandes . In fact, Merson sees Odegaard as a leader for the Gunners.

“Martin Odegaard has proven me wrong. Odegaard is a core player at Arsenal now and the first name on my team sheet. He has really improved,” said Merson.

“I think the players respect him because they can see he is a real player. I didn’t see him at first, I have to admit it. At first I thought he was not an interesting player,” Merson concluded.

Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard admits he has no regrets about leaving Real Madrid and joining the Gunners. He felt his decision to move to the English club was the right decision.

After becoming a bone of contention for big European clubs, Odegaard chose to defend Real Madrid in January 2015.

Odegaard was bought for 35 million euros.

Right Decision
Odegaard is currently an important part of Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal squad. I think Arsenal is the perfect club for me.”

Odegaard performance The Norwegian midfielder is often the first choice in the Gunners midfield.

Odegaard has played 18 games in all competitions in an Arsenal shirt this season. He managed to pack four goals and two assists from these appearances.

Odegaard’s slick performance helped boost Arsenal’s position in the Premier League standings. Mikel Arteta’s side are currently in fourth place.