Arsenal’s former captain Cesc Fabregas has hailed Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard as the club’s future after both were goalscorers in Sunday afternoon’s 3-2 win over Watford.
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Arsenal boosted their top-four hopes in the Premier League with a win Watford 3:2 on Sunday afternoon.
Manager Mikel Arteta played a key role in his side’s third goal that all but sealed the three points.
Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli all hit the mark for the Gunners, who are now fourth in the Premier League table.
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Areta’s helping hand
Mikel Arteta has arsenal he was fighting for a top-four finish while proving he could get his tactics right from the dugout.
However, he literally played a helping hand for the shooter’s final goal.
Arteta left his technical zone to retrieve the ball and quickly passed the ball to Buyako Sako.
The England international then launched a counterattack which resulted in Gabriel Martinelli putting the ball into the net.
The Odegaard Challenge works
One of the many tasks of a coach is to motivate his players and get the best out of them.
Ahead of the game, Arteta said that Martin Odegaard, who signed in the summer, needs to score and score more goals in the future.
“He definitely has to play close to the opposition’s penalty area,” admitted Arteta ahead of Sunday’s game.
the previous real Madrid The playmaker did just that, opening the scoring as Arsenal won 3-2.
Fabregas greets Duo
Bukayo Saka showed that again First League and the world how good he is without even having reached his prime.
The England international’s goal was his team’s second that afternoon and put Arsenal ahead again as they won 3-2.
Saka has been a revelation this season after introducing himself to the world of football last season.
And former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas has described him and Martin Odegaard as the club’s “present and future”.
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