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Odegaard speaks out on Arsenal’s disqualification from the Champions League

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( Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal’s midfielder and captain Martin Ødegaard expressed his deep disappointment following the team’s recent defeat to Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The Norwegian playmaker, known for his creativity and vision on the pitch, opened up about the crushing loss, acknowledging the missed opportunity for the Gunners to make a significant impact in the prestigious tournament.

Reflecting on the match, Ødegaard lamented, “I am very disappointed. It’s sour. Yes, this one is heavy. We really wanted to do something really big in this tournament here and felt that we had good opportunities. Over two games it is very even and it can go either way. So it’s sad that it ends like that.” His words encapsulated the frustration felt by the entire Arsenal team and its fan base.

Currently placed second in the Premier League standings with 71 points after 31 league games in the 2023/24 campaign, Arsenal faces tough competition from Manchester City and Liverpool. The defeat to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena, resulting in a 1-0 loss and a 3-2 aggregate exit from the Champions League, served as a setback for Mikel Arteta’s side.

Looking ahead, Arsenal’s focus now shifts to their upcoming Premier League fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on Saturday, April 20, 2024. The Gunners will aim to bounce back from their European disappointment and continue their pursuit of success domestically under the leadership of Martin Ødegaard, who remains a pivotal figure in the team’s midfield.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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