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The one Martin Odegaard stat that Gabriel Jesus will love at Arsenal

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Arsenal star Martin Odegaard boasts a phenomenal chance-creation stat in 2022, and new Gunners number nine Gabriel Jesus will absolutely love it.

There’s a lot to be excited about Arsenal ahead of the start of the new Premier League season. We’ve brought in five new players, our stars from last campaign will only get better, and together, they can achieve something really special.

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Jesus is definitely our most exciting signing, and he showed that in pre-season. He scored four goals in as many games, including a brilliant one against Chelsea. With Odegaard behind him, we have a feeling that record will continue.

Martin Odegaard’s incredible chance-creation stat in 2022

Plenty of people moaned about Arsenal’s decision to sign Odegaard on a permanent deal last year. Every single one of those people owes him an apology now.

The Norwegian was one of Arsenal’s best players last season. He scored seven goals and provided five assists in all competitions, but those numbers don’t quite do justice to how good he was.

Just in 2022, Odegaard created 42 chances from open play. That’s more than any other player in the entire Premier League, but the sad thing is that only one of those chances was converted into a goal. (Squawka)

That really is a terrible record, but things could be very different this time around.

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Gabriel Jesus will love playing in front of Odegaard

Alexandre Lacazette is a phenomenal striker in his own right, but it has to be said that his goal return last season is one of the reasons why we failed to get into the top four.

Arsenal had to bring in an upgrade and Jesus is just that.

The Brazilian has already shown how good he is in our pre-season games. If he gets a chance in front of goal, he will most likely score, and with Odegaard feeding him every game, he’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that.

Jesus will not have the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish around him next season, but he will have Odegaard, who created more chances from open play in 2022 than every one of those City players.

The Brazilian, like us Arsenal fans, should be really excited.

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