Martin Odegaard explains why Arsenal found it 'tough' against Wolves

  • Martin Odegaard branded Wolves as 'organised' after Arsenal's 2-0 win
  • Gunners captain scored in the 95th minute to secure victory
  • The Gunners were able to regain their place at the top of the league table
Odegaard has addressed Arsenal's struggles
Odegaard has addressed Arsenal's struggles / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard admitted his side struggled in Saturday's 2-0 win at Wolves that sent them back to the top of the Premier League.

Goals from Leandro Trossard and then skipper Odegaard secured the Gunners' victory at Molineux. They headed into this fixture fatigued from their Champions League loss against Bayern Munich in Germany on Wednesday, and were desperate for a win after also losing to Aston Villa last Sunday.

Mikel Arteta's side were able to keep their league title dreams alive as they took all three points and climbed back to the top of the table.

Martin Odegaard
Odegaard sealed victory in added time / Gareth Copley/GettyImages

Speaking to Sky Sports after the win, Odegaard said: "Wolves are a good team, well organised. A physical team who defend well and they made it hard for us but we just had to keep on playing and we knew that we were going to get the chances and the goals in the end.

"It's a massive win for us, it was a tough week for us. I think a few tough results and it was hard emotionally but we had to keep going. This game was all about bouncing back and getting the win and we did that so I'm happy."

Odegaard earned a goal for his side in the 95th minute, clinching Arsenal's victory in the final seconds.

On his goal, he said: "It's always a bit tricky when you're 1-0 up. We wanted to get the second one earlier but again it's a good team and we have to give them credit as well but I don't think it was our best performance. This was all about the three points and we got them. Three points was the key, that was the main thing."

Arsenal return to action on Tuesday when they host London rivals Chelsea in the Premier League.