Arsenal’s new signing, Martin Odegaard could be another embarrassment like Denis Suarez in the EPL, Alan Smith has said. Alan recently revealed that he hopes history will not repeat itself because the teenager struggled to fulfil his potential at Real Madrid.
According to Smith, even if the youngster will bring needed creativity to the Gunners, he does not see him walking into the team at all.
He added that the situation with Suarez was very embarrassing, so he hopes the club had does its homework on Odegaard before getting fans excited.
His words, “To have another option perhaps. I don’t think he’d walk into the team by any stretch.”
“He’s had his problems developing at Real Madrid and the last thing Arsenal want is to get somebody in who can’t offer anything.”
“You think back to Denis Suarez who came to the club and physically he just wasn’t ready and then he picked up injuries.”
“It was a bit of an embarrassment in the end, so hopefully they will do their homework on Odegaard.”
“He’s a young player that went to Real Madrid, and so much is expected of him, and as so often happens it doesn’t quite materialise like that.”
“But they’ve been looking for more creativity. [Emile] Smith Rowe has provided that. They were linked to Christian Eriksen as well the other day. So it’s that kind of player that can make the difference against a deep-lying defence that’s defending in numbers.”
“I wouldn’t be expecting him to start many games, somebody that would just dip in and out perhaps.”
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