‘He created a new move!’ Arsenal fans left stunned by Martin Odegaard’s ‘silky’ slide tackle and back heel to win the ball from Alex Iwobi during the Gunners’ thumping 4-0 win over Everton
- Martin Odegaard produced an outrageous piece of skill in Arsenal’s latest win
- The Norwegian impressed with a slide-tackle-turned-backheel on Alex Iwobi
- Amazed Arsenal fans marvelled at their captains skills on social media
Martin Odegaard produced a moment of magic that left Arsenal fans stunned in their 4-0 Premier League win over Everton on Wednesday night.
Captain Odegaard was influential as Arsenal re-established a five point lead at the top of the English top-flight and caught the eye with an outrageous slide tackle that turned into a beautiful piece of skill.
The box-to-box midfielder has starred this season, scoring nine goals and registering six assists in 24 Premier League outings for the Gunners, and against Everton his tackling got bums off seats.
One interaction between former Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi and Odegaard saw the Norwegian go to ground with a slide tackle in an attempt to win the ball.
However, his slide tackle ended up turning into a piece of trickery that got Arsenal on the front-foot as he used his right leg to win the duel and kick the ball into his path as he used his momentum to rise back to his feet.
Odegaard dazzled with a backheel slide tackle to get away from Alex Iwobi (middle left)
Iwobi looked stunned after being dispossessed and Arsenal fans on social media were left stunned after what they had just witnessed.
Supporters on Twitter revelled in their table-topping win and praised Odegaard’s ingenuity against relegation-threatened Everton.
One delighted Arsenal fan posted: ‘That moment in the game where Odegaard made that nuts slide tackle against Iwobi. Wtf did he even do?! Looool he is a mad man.’
Another commented: ‘That slide tackle from Odegaard on Iwobi was so silky.’
Further reactions followed with one viewer labelling the 24-year-old’s quick-feet as ‘filth’ and another insisted he had created a ‘new move’, writing: ‘Odegaard created a new move in football, fake slide tackle interception madness.’
Martin Odegaard produced an outrageous piece of skill in Wednesday’s win over Everton
Fellow Arsenal supporters continued to rave about their captain, with one tweeting: ‘Odegaard created a new move in football, fake slide tackle interception madness.’
A final Arsenal avid posted: ‘That martin Odegaard slide tackle is the filthiest thing I’ve ever seen on a football pitch.
The former Real Madrid man has emerged as one of the Premier League’s most talented midfielders this season having fully adjusted to life in the English top-flight and seemingly thriving under Arteta’s tuition.
Odegaard will next be in action when Arsenal host Bournemouth at The Emirates on Saturday.