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Arsenal hero Ian Wright says Martin Odegaard really reminds him of a former Tottenham player

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has claimed on the Wrighty’s House podcast that Martin Odegaard really reminds him of a Tottenham Hotspur icon.

The Norwegian joined us on loan from Real Madrid last month and he has looked decent. He is very tidy on the ball, his movement is very good and his eye for a pass in the final third is exceptional.

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Wright, like most Arsenal fans, is loving Odegaard in the red and white. He claimed that the Real Madrid man is beautiful on the ball and his generous attitude on the pitch is very similar to his former England teammate and Spurs legend Paul Gascoigne.

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He said: “Can I just say, Odegaard right. He’s beautiful on the ball, he’s so efficient. People like Odegaard, he brings people into the game, he gives you touches, he’s one of those. I remember when I played with Gazza, Gazza was amazing for that. He gives you the ball, you get touches of the ball.

“I remember playing for England the first time, he said: ‘Wrighty, whenever I’m gonna get it, be behind me, let me know where you are, I’ll turn it around the corner for you, you give it back to me, I’ll pass it out, get yourself some touches early doors and get your confidence up.’

“That’s what he’s like, a generous player.”

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Arsenal Insider’s view:

Tottenham fans might not like the comparison, but it is what it is.

Odegaard is extremely unselfish and the way he brings the players around him into the game is brilliant. His similarities with Gazza are up for debate, but his movement and vision has brought back memories of Mesut Ozil to some supporters.

The Norwegian is proving to be a fine player, but he still has to do a lot more to live up to the hype. He is definitely having an impact in games, but that has to translate into goals and assists in the very near future for people to really start giving him the credit he deserves.

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