Fans baffled by Martin Odegaard’s insane turn in Arsenal training during US tour

Arsenal fans have been left stunned by a piece of skill which Martin Odegaard unleashed in a pre-season training session.

The Gunners are currently in Baltimore, where they beat Everton 2-0 in a friendly on Sunday. Mikel Arteta’s side have three more pre-season matches lined up, against Orlando City, Chelsea and Sevilla before they begin their Premier League campaign against Crystal Palace on August 5.

Judging bya clipwhich has gone viral with 1.2million views on Twitter, Odegaard is ready for the upcoming season. The Norwegian has plenty of tricks in his locker and he is not afraid of getting them out during training.

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The unfortunate victim of his latest piece of skill was Reuell Walters, a 17-year-old right-back who played 20 minutes of the Everton friendly. He caught the eye of many supporters in that game, showing his confidence wasn’t knocked by Odegaard’s trickery.

In the video, Walters has Odegaard where he wants him, touch-tight on the outside going away from goal. But in the blink of an eye, the former Real Madrid player turns the tables with a swift bit of footwork which changes the direction of travel by 180 degrees.

Odegaard stops the rolling ball with his left foot before dragging it back in the opposite direction with the inside of his right foot. The move, which looks something like a Cruyff turn, allows him to spin his defender and get to the byline to cross with his right foot.

It is only five seconds, and it’s only in training, but it has prompted a deluge of excited comments from Arsenal fans. "Gonna need a solid few hours to figure out this one,” one tweeted. "This one feels like upgraded Cruyff turn,” wrote one.

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"Man's doing a 5 star FIFA skill in real life,” enthused another. "I've watched this like 7 times and I'm still not entirely sure how he did this,” wrote another confused fan.

Others, though, were unimpressed. “We've gone from celebrating 49 unbeaten run to celebrating a step over in a preseason training session,” wrote one unhappy customer.

“That is so basic. There are other ways to get around someone that can be quicker,” wrote another. “That’s actually a basic skill we used to rinse it in secondary school but well executed nonetheless,” concluded another.


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