Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has claimed Arsenal’s performance – not the result – was the ‘most painful thing’ about Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City.
“Especially the first half [against Chelsea] was brilliant,” said the Norwegian after Arsenal’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea.
“We came out and showed a different spirit to last time [the 4-1 loss to Manchester City].
“I’m very happy with the first half, the second was a bit messy but three points and a good win and we needed this one.
“Everyone was so hurt after the game [against City]. We used the anger and the disappointment to get back into this game.
“You can lose games but the way we lost, we didn’t play our game and weren’t ourselves, that was the most painful thing, and we wanted to show a different side and we definitely did.”