Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood showered praise on Arsenal midfielder Martin Odegaard for his performance against PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League last night.
The Gunners skipper bagged the fourth goal against the Eredivisie club having assisted their opener, and he took control of proceedings in the middle of the park.
Odegaard was the official man of the match and has been nominated for the Player of the Week award, and Arsenal fans also voted him as their man of the match for his brilliant display.
The Norwegian had 91% pass accuracy, made 82 touches, completed 64 of the 70 passes he attempted, won five of seven ground duels, completed five of the six long balls he attempted and completed all three dribbles he attempted.
Odegaard has now bagged three goals across all competitions this term, and his strike last night reminded Sherwood of Harry Kane.
“Arsenal have scored the fourth,” the former Spurs boss said on Sky Sports.
“Odegaard, the best player on the pitch by a million miles. He just picks up the ball from Smith Rowe. Great little pass from Smith Rowe.
“Does good footwork, uses his strength, just rolls in the ball and a lot of space and he just takes it out with his feet.
“Another touch and smashes it past the goalkeeper. It was Kane-esque.”
The Kane comparison might not exactly have impressed Arsenal fans, but everyone gets the message.
The strike from Odegaard was a brilliant one, and he will be looking forward to doing something similar against Tottenham on Sunday at Emirates.
Both clubs enter into the North London derby on the back of four wins and a draw in the Premier League, and the Gunners will be eager to lay down a marker with a victory.
Their captain and the others have been in fine form this term but will need to be on top of their game against Spurs as they have also been impressive under new manager Ange Postecoglou.