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Odegaard explains how Arsenal bounced back from ‘big disappointment’ to beat Wolves

Arsenal skipper Martin Odegaard celebrated a “massive win” over Wolves to return to the top of the Premier League. 

The Norwegian sealed all three points for the Gunners deep into stoppage time, following up Leandro Trossard’s opener to claim a 2-0 win at Molineux.

The victory comes just three days after Arsenal were eliminated from the Uefa Champions League by Bayern Munich, ending their hopes of winning the competition for the first time in their history.


“Massive win for us, it was a tough week for us,” Odegaard told Sky Sports. “I think a few tough results and hard emotionally but we had to keep going. Today was all about bouncing back and getting the win and we did that so I’m happy.

“It was tough, a big disappointment, obviously we wanted to go further in the Champions League, the game before [against Aston Villa].

“It is hard but the good thing in football is that you always get another chance and still a long way to go and still tight in the race so today was all about getting back to business and we did.”

Arsenal found it difficult to break down a depleted yet stubborn Wolves side who set up to defend, taking 24 shots on the night.

“Wolves are a good team, well organised,” Odegaard said. “A physical team who defend well and they made it hard for us but we just had to keep on playing and we knew that we were going to get the chances and the goals in the end.”

He added: “It’s always a bit tricky when you’re 1-0 up. We wanted to get the second one earlier but again it’s a good team and we have to give them credit as well but I don’t think it was our best performance.

“Today was all about the three points and we got them. Three points was the key, that was the main thing.”

Odegaard, who is now on eight league goals for the season, hopes the victory will propel them to Premier League glory after leapfrogging Manchester City in the table. The reigning champions can retake first place by beating Brighton next Thursday.

“I’ve been looking for the goal for a while now so it was good to get it again. We have to believe and go for it and then we will see.”

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