Martin Odegaard has hit again at critics – together with Jamie Carragher – following disapproving feedback about his group’s antics that adopted Sunday’s 3-1 win over Liverpool.
The Arsenal captain prompted backlash from supporters and pundits for the exuberant celebrations of himself and his team-mates after the ultimate whistle on the Emirates.
Odegaard may very well be seen absorbing the adulation from the house followers, in addition to taking footage of the membership photographer in entrance of the North Financial institution stand.
Carragher was amongst those that felt there was an overreaction on Arsenal‘s aspect, responding to the midfielder’s jubilation on Sky Sports by saying: “Simply get down the tunnel.
By all means take pleasure in it, however take pleasure in it by being disciplined! #ARSLIV
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 4, 2024
“You’ve gained a sport, it’s three factors. You’ve been sensible, they’re again within the title race, get down the tunnel. I’m severe, actually.”
Gary Neville additionally labelled the post-match scenes in North London a present of “immaturity” and an indication of vulnerability within the title race, however Odegaard disagreed.
“I feel everybody who loves soccer, they understand how a lot it means to win this sport,” mentioned the Gunners skipper, as quoted by the Telegraph.
“And if you’re not allowed to have a good time while you win a sport, when are you allowed to have a good time?
“We’re proud of the win and we’ll keep humble. We maintain working onerous and we put together for the following one, however in fact, you need to be pleased while you win.”
The 25-year-old was defended by former Arsenal striker, Ian Wright, who questioned why folks would wish to “kill the enjoyment” from constructive moments on the pitch.
Wright took to Instagram to reply: “Martin Ødegaard is taking an image with Stuart, the photographer, a lifelong Gunner, this man has been supporting Arsenal since he was 5.
“What’s mistaken with the captain doing that? It’s obtained nothing to do with the actual fact we beat Liverpool, it’s simply a chance.
“Why is everybody attempting to kill the enjoyment? Don’t kill the enjoyment. There’s a lot of the season to go. As quickly as Arsenal do something, it comes below the pile-on.”
It was unquestionably a giant win for Arsenal, who put themselves firmly again within the title image by shifting to inside two factors of high spot.
There’s nonetheless a protracted solution to go, nevertheless, and it stays to be seen whether or not the celebrations had been considerably untimely or a part of the build-up to one thing larger for the Gunners.