Arsenal legend, Ray Parlour has hailed midfielder, Martin Odegaard, suggesting that the Norwegian is the reason why the Gunners recently defeated Chelsea 4-0 in a pre-season Florida Cup final.
Parlour believes Odegaard is a real example at Arsenal, adding that he gives Mikel Arteta’s side extra energy in the midfield.
Odegaard impressed for the Gunners last season following a £31.5 million move from Real Madrid in the summer.
He made 40 appearances for the North London club, scoring seven goals whilst contributing five assists.
“Odegaard, you see him in training. He is always on the ball. He’s a real example that they love their football. They can’t wait to get him out of the training field,” Parlour told talkSPORT.
He added, “That’s what you want as a manager. You want players that are really hungry to train hard and I have seen that when I was watching a couple of training sessions. You can see that they are really at it.”
“That’s why they beat Chelsea 4-0 because they had a little bit more energy. And that’s down to training.”