Ex-Spurs midfielder Muamba full of praise for Arsenal captain Odegaard

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has earned praise from an ex-Premier League star.

The Norway international is one of the youngest captains in the Premier League, but that has not stopped him leading his side to the top of the table after 14 matches.

With the league on hiatus for the World Cup, ex-Boton and Tottenham midfielder Fabrice Muamba lavished praise on Odegaard.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, he stated: “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.”