Arsenal star Martin Odegaard has called on his team-mates to take one match at a time and focus on themselves despite sending a statement to their Premier League title rivals on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners defeated West Ham 6-0 to record what is now their biggest away win in the competition.
Goals from William Saliba, Gabriel, Bukayo Saka (2), Leandro Trossard and Declan Rice — who was on target against his former team — did the damage in an eye-catching verdict at the London Stadium. It was a staggering result that has put Arsenal back to two points behind table-topping Liverpool.
Reigning champions Manchester City also have to be factored in — and they will return to the top if they win their game in hand — but Odegaard reckons the Gunners are not paying attention to the sides around them. With just 14 matches to go — or 15 for City — there are plenty of twists and turns to come ahead of the run-in.
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Arsenal and Norway captain Odegaard told Sky Sports: «We are focusing on ourselves and what we do every day. We do not care too much about the other teams, we focus on ourselves and we keep working hard. It was a good win and we move on.»
Odegaard, 25, added: «A brilliant performance. From start to end we dominated and controlled everything. Today, we were really sharp in front of goal. I'm proud of the team. Coming from a big game [against Liverpool] and a big win and backing it up with a great performance.»
Arsenal opened the scoring after 32 minutes at the London Stadium and — with three further quick-fire goals — they were 4-0 up by the interval. SakaRead on football.london