Martin Odegaard has brushed aside talk of Arsenal feeling any pressure in the title race, insisting they “don’t care” about what Manchester City do.
Arsenal moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a game in hand after beating Manchester United 3-2 at the Emirates on Sunday.
“Honestly, we don’t care about City or any other team,” Odegaard said.
“We expected them to win so that was not a big surprise. We just focused on our game, to come here and win and that’s what we did. The way we won this game gives us a special feeling that will help as well.”
“It’s a long season. We’re just halfway through,” he added.
“There are many games to be played, so we have to stay calm and humble. It’s way too far ahead to think about that now.
“We have to stay in the moment and everyone should enjoy the moment. We’re doing really well, but it’s a long way to go and we have to keep working and improving.”
Arsenal travel to the Etihad on Friday night in the FA Cup fourth round.