Shearer lauds Arsenal star ‘causing chaos’ and ‘class’ teammate in win over Fulham

Will Ford
Odegaard Trossard Arsenal

Alan Shearer picked out two Arsenal stars for praise as they brushed Fulham aside at Craven Cottage.

The Gunners won 3-0 on Sunday to take them five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League once again.

Leandro Trossard, the January signing from Brighton, assisted all three of Arsenal’s first half goals and Shearer was impressed with the “chaos” the Belgium international caused on the left for Arsenal.

And the pundit also hailed the “quality and class” of Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard, who lashed in the third of the game just before half-time.

“He’s (Trossard) causing chaos down the left-hand side, in fact, Arsenal are causing chaos all over the pitch,” said Shearer.

“Robinson doesn’t get the flight of the ball. You can see how calm Odegaard is. There is no panic at all. Everything is about him is quality and class.

“The way he handles himself. The position he puts himself in and the touch, then the other touch to set himself up. Once he is in the middle of the goal, then there is no way he is missing.”

Speaking after the game, Odegaard said Trossard has “brought some amazing things to the team”.

“We did really well from the start. We controlled the game and scored some good goals in the first half. The second half was a bit different but very good.

“He [Leandro Trossard] has brought some amazing things to the team. I love playing with him. He’s good to find the right pass. We’re really happy to have him on the team.

“It was a good ball from Leo over the head of a defender. I kept my composure and put my shot in the corner.”

On the return of Gabriel Jesus, Odegaard added: “It’s a massive boost. He’s been out for a while now. We know what he’ll give to the team. We’re excited to have him back.”

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