Watch Martin Odegaard’s stunning flick set up Bukayo Saka goal in first Arsenal game since £30m Real Madrid transfer

MARTIN ODEGAARD crowned his second Arsenal debut with a stunning slick assist for Bukayo Saka.

The Norway ace, 22, only returned to the Emirates last week in a £30million move from Real Madrid.

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Martin Odegaard produced a sublime assist for Bukayo Saka against West Brom[/caption]

Odegaard, who impressed while on loan at Arsenal in the first half of 2021, was thrust into tonight’s starting XI at West Brom.

And the playmaker helped his team to an epic 6-0 thrashing in the Carabao Cup second-round clash.

Odegaard was unable to find the back of the net at the Hawthorns.

But he did produce a sublime piece of magic to set up teammate Saka.

The England winger made a sharp dribble down the left before cutting in centrally.

Saka laid off the ball to Odegaard, who used some quick thinking to simply flick his leg behind.

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The silky one-touch backheel then found Saka, who had continued running, right in front of the West Brom goal.

And he pulled the trigger in front of jubilant away fans to make it 4-0.

Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette also scored in the thrashing.

But it was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who walked away with the match ball thanks to a terrific hat-trick.


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However, Odegaard will have been left kicking himself in the first half after missing an open goal himself.

The midfielder found himself facing an empty net following a Baggies mix-up at the back.

But instead of firing it in the goal, or squaring it across the box, Odegaard instead sent a shot crashing into the side netting.

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