Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard says the club is “creating something special” after a run of four consecutive wins at the start of the season.
And the 23-year-old playmaker cited the team’s “cohesion” as the reason for his success.
Ødegaard got off to a great start to the campaign, feeling no burden to bear after being promoted to permanent captain this summer.
The Norwegian ace has scored three goals in four Premier League games, including one in a win over Fulham at the weekend.
His team took a 2-1 win after falling behind due to an error by Gabriel Magalhaes.
But Ødegaard praised the team’s cohesion, which meant that Gabriel didn’t lower his head and then the Arsenal defender scored the winning goal.
Speaking in his policy notes ahead of today’s game against Aston Villa, Ødegaard praised the connection between each team member.
He said: “I have said several times that we create something special through our cohesion in the locker room and within the team we are really strong and connected as a group.
“Everyone helps each other, and as you saw on Saturday, when someone has a bad moment, the rest are ready to support him.
“It was great that it was Gabi. [Magalhaes] who scored the winning goal [against Aston Villa].”
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Defender Takehiro Tomiyasu is also enjoying the environment at the Emirates, created by manager Mikel Arteta.
Arteta got the Gunners back on their feet, and today’s game gives them a chance to win FIFTH on the rebound.
Japanese star Tomiyasu spent most of last season with a calf injury, but Arteta helped her get through a difficult period.
He said: “Miquel Arteta is the best coach I have ever had. He has done a lot for me, on and off the field. Of course, he helps me improve my game along with the rest of the staff.”
“He is such a smart person. He knows absolutely everything about football and the structure of the game. He gives you a very clear idea of what you need to do and I really learn a lot from him.”
“He helped me develop my game, but I really appreciate how he helped me off the field.
“I was so disappointed when I got injured last season but Mikel talked to me a lot and helped me at the time.
“Sometimes in football there are difficult times, and getting injured is always very difficult. It was a difficult period for me, but the support within the club was very important.”
Tomiyasu also expressed his gratitude to his fellow players and the team’s cohesion for helping him stay motivated while on the sidelines.
He added: “It wasn’t just about Michele – my teammates were by my side as was the coaching staff.
“When you get this level of support, it really inspires you to do your best for the club.”