Former Arsenal defender William Gallas believes skipper Martin Odegaard is a key player for the Gunners.
Gallas compared the Norwegian to the club’s former player Dennis Bergkamp.
He mentioned this while celebrating Odegaard’s new deal with Mikel Arteta’s team.
Odegaard, who signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal after joining from Real Madrid in 2021, just signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League North London team.
“It’s great news that Arsenal has signed Odegaard to a new contract,” Gallas said to Genting Casino.
“He is a playmaker, and he is the player in this Arsenal team who is expected to break open tight matches with his skill.”
“In the Everton game, he produced a magnificent pass for Saka, who then set up Trossard.”
“He is a crucial player for Arsenal.” Arsenal are not the same without him in the lineup.
“I believe Odegaard is comparable to Dennis Bergkamp. He’s not quite on Bergkamp’s level yet – Bergkamp was an incredible Arsenal player – but Odegaard reminds me of him. Odegaard’s quality can make a difference.”