Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s own David Beckham, is a favorite in football, says Express.co.uk.

Martin Odegaard’s influential performance in a recent Arsenal match has drawn praise from former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy. Despite not being on the scoresheet, Odegaard’s quality on the ball was lauded by Murphy, who likened his impact to that of David Beckham during the peak of his career with the England team. Murphy noted that Odegaard’s captaincy reminded him of Beckham’s leadership style, emphasizing the importance of leading by example and earning respect through hard work and dedication.

Murphy also highlighted Odegaard’s work ethic, drawing parallels to Beckham’s trait of staying behind after training for extra practice. Despite initial surprise at Odegaard being handed the captain’s armband, Murphy commended Mikel Arteta for the decision following an “incredible” individual display by Odegaard. Arsenal’s unbeaten streak in all competitions and their Champions League ambitions add further weight to Odegaard’s captaincy, with Murphy recognizing Arteta’s bold and justified call.

Despite his allegiance to Liverpool, Murphy expressed his belief that an Arsenal title win would be beneficial for English football, citing the club’s development of a young squad. He emphasized Arteta’s potential for receiving huge credit if Odegaard were to lift the Premier League trophy at the end of the season.

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