Edu and Arsenal praised for completing brilliant Arsenal signing of midfielder

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Fabrice Muamba has praised Arsenal’s decision to sign Martin Odegaard – who has been a great signing for the club

Odegaard was hailed as the next Lionel Messi when he burst onto the scene as a teenager – and Real Madrid quickly swooped in and took him to the Bernabeu.

But despite all the hype and all the quality that he possessed – he could never quite make it at the Spanish giants and was shipped out on numerous loans before Arsenal moved in and completed his signing on a permanent basis.

He has been brilliant for the Gunners since his move to the Emirates – and this season he is really starting to show why so many bosses around Europe believe he can still become one of the best in his position.

And Muamba has has praised Arsenal’s decision to sign the midfielder – he said: “Odegaard, wow. This guy signed for Real Madrid at a young age and then moved to Arsenal on loan.

“My word he is a different player. He controls the momentum for Arsenal. He is David Silva. When David Silva was at City he was what he is for Arsenal,”

“He controls the tempo of the game, his vision, he’s one of the best technical players in this league. No doubt about it, you can’t argue with that.

“Odegaard has matured a lot, he’s the captain, he’s a leader, he’s scoring goals and he’s defending.

“I can see why Arsenal went above and beyond to get this guy. Arteta saw something special in him.”

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