#sports activities Rio Ferdinand admits he was wrong to suggest Arsenal captaincy would weigh heavy on Martin Odegaard
Rio Ferdinand admits he was wrong to suggest Arsenal captaincy would ‘weigh heavy’ on Martin Odegaard and hails him for ‘displaying why he was a wonderkid at 15’, following unimaginable begin to the season
- Rio Ferdinand admits he was wrong for doubting Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard
- Man United legend urged the captaincy would ‘weigh heavy’ on midfielder
- Yet Ferdinand has praised Odegaard for ‘displaying why he was a wonderkid at 15’
- The Gunners sit high of the Premier League desk after good begin to the season
Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he was wrong to have doubts over Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard.
There had been widespread doubts because the Norway worldwide was given the captain’s armband on the Emirates Stadium this summer season.
Yet the 23-year-old has spearheaded the Gunners to an ideal begin of their opening three Premier League video games, with Mikel Arteta’s facet perched on the high of the desk.
Rio Ferdinand admitted he was wrong to have doubts over Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard
Ferdinand stated that Odegaard (pictured) was ‘beginning to present why he was a wonderkid at 15’
Odegaard netted a brace in Arsenal’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth final weekend, which has led Ferdinand to state he was wrong to throw warning over the choice to identify the midfielder because the membership’s captain.
Speaking on FIVE, Ferdinand stated: ‘I stated that the armband may weigh too heavy on him. I stated it may, there was an opportunity that it may. Some folks, after they get the armband it modifications them.
‘He’s began the season brilliantly. As a participant I actually like Odegaard, final season he was implausible.
The Gunners have loved an ideal begin to the season and sit high of the Premier League desk
The 23-year-old netted a brace as Arsenal defeated Bournemouth 3-0 on the Vitality Stadium
‘He was a wonderkid from 15 years previous and now he’s beginning to present why. You both get the armband weighing closely on you, or it allows you to develop and turn out to be higher.
‘Three video games in it appears prefer it’s making him an even bigger participant, an even bigger persona and an even bigger character.’
There is loads of promise surrounding Arsenal this season following a profitable summer season within the switch market. Arteta’s facet have added Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Fabio Vieira to their ranks within the window.
The Gunners host London rivals Fulham of their subsequent Premier League conflict on the Emirates on Saturday night.