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“He’s a waste of £30 million” Arsenal summer signing criticised after horrible display at international duty

Arsenal are widely known for their goal scoring trademark under their former manager Arsene wenger.

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Thierry Henri, Van Persie Alexis Sanchez and even their current captain Aubameyang has been deadly in front of goals under the French manager.

The case was a different one under their current manager Mikel Arteta, Arsenal has been struggling for goals under the Spaniard 21-month as head coach.

Arsenal only managed to score 87 goals in 61 games since took over after Unai Emery was dismissed in 2019 putting their trust on a rookie manager.

For the first time in Arsenal history the London club has failed to score in three consecutive opening games in premier due to lack of goal scoring chances.

Arsenal had a variety of quality playmakers during Arsene Wenger’s final years as head coach, with German master Mesut Ozil, small Spaniard Santi Cazorla, and Welsh international Aaron Ramsey all combining superbly in the middle of the midfield.

To help address this, Norway captain Martin Odegaard was loaned from Real Madrid in January, and the 22-year-old was able to show off his playmaking ability in a short amount of time, averaging 2.19 crucial passes and 4.26 shot-creating actions per game before returning to the Bernabeu.

Odegaard’s outstanding performances led Gunners transfer boss Edu to pay £30 million for his services last month, a transaction that some fans were displeased with, citing the fact that he only had two assists in 14 league games as a reason for concern.

Now, a portion of Arsenal fans on Reddit have criticized the former Real Sociedad loanee for his performance in Norway’s match against Latvia on Saturday evening, with some fans stating that the 22-year-old wasn’t worth the money the north London club paid for him.

captainpartey said: “Odegaard, horrific for Norway again. Waste of £30m.”
Stalingrad52 said: “Odegaard stinking up the place again.”
de_coherence said: “Odegaard is having a horrible game so far..”