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Ødegaard, frustrated and perplexed at Arsenal

Martin Ødegaard was visibly disappointed at Arsenal's defeat at Everton. The ex-Real Madrid player complained of a lack of mentality within the side.

Ødegaard, frustrated and perplexed at Arsenal
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Martin Ødegaard wasn't happy with how Arsenal thew away a one-goal lead to end up losing to Everton in stoppage time on Monday night. The Norwegian midfielder put the Gunners ahead with a brilliantly-taken volley right at the end of the first half but Rafa Benítez's team fought back with second half goals from Richarlison and Demarai Gray at Goodison. For Arsenal, it was their third defeat away from home and Ødegaard couldn't hide his frustration after the game, telling reporters, "It's a hard one to take".

Ødegaard told Sky Sports after the game, "I think in general we were not at the level we needed to be at today. We had some good moments, but we have to do much better. We should have been better. It's hard to say. That's just how it is sometimes. It's hard to say exactly what happened. We have to do better when we have that lead. We stopped playing and gave them the game they wanted to play".

Odegaard scores at Goodison.
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Odegaard scores at Goodison.JASON CAIRNDUFFAction Images via Reuters

Arsenal's lapse in concentration

When asked if thought that letting a lead slip to lose in injury-time could be a mentality issue, the 22-year-old replied, "I think it is. When you're leading 1-0 you get afraid to lose the win and in my opinion that's what we did wrong today".