Martin Odegaard reacts to grabbing his first Arsenal goal against Olympiacos
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Martin Odegaard reacts to grabbing his first Arsenal goal against Olympiacos

Martin Odegaard was delighted to score his first Arsenal goal as the north London side beat Olympiacos 3-1 in the first leg of the Europa League last 16. 

Odegaard opened the scoring for Arsenal as he picked the ba up 25 yards from goal and struck a venomous shot into the top corner. In the second half, Dani Ceballos gave away the ball and the Gunners were punished as Youssef El Arabi had the chance to score into an empty net. 

Gabriel restored Arsenal's lead with a header before substitute Mohamed Elneny scored a screamer to hand the Gunners away victory. 

Delighted

"It was a great moment," Odegaard told the club's official website. 

"I was eager to get on the scoresheet and I didn't get any goals yet, so it was a good moment for me and also a crucial moment in the game to get a goal away from home and take the lead into half-time. It was a big moment for me personally and also for the team."

"I think we did really good, except for the goal we conceded I thought we were solid all the way. We dominated the game, we created a lot of chances but we gave away some easy balls. That we have to work on, but otherwise, I think it was a great game and a well-deserved 3-1 win."

"I think it shows the character in the team and the team spirit we have now. Players are coming on from the bench, changing games, and scoring goals and I think it shows the team spirit and it shows the quality that we have in the team. Everyone is ready to participate and it was a big team win."

The Gunners will now put their focus in the north London derby as they take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. 

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