Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard has insisted Arsenal “don’t care” about Manchester City or any other Premier League team as they continue to focus on their impressive performances in the title race.
Odegaard also urged Arsenal players to remain calm and humble after their victory over Manchester United at the weekend.
The Norway international helped Arsenal as they opened up a five-point lead at the top of the table with a last-gasp 3-2 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.
Man City is their closest competitor, but the defending champions have played a match more than Arsenal, whom they met in the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday night.
“No, frankly, we don’t care about City or any other team,” Odegaard said in his post-match interview when asked if there was more pressure on Arsenal’s match with United because of City’s victory.
“We expected them to win, so it wasn’t a big surprise and we just focused on our game, to come here and win and that’s what we did. The way we won this match gives us a special feeling that will help us as well.
“It’s a long season. We’re only halfway there, and there’s a lot of games to play, so we have to stay calm and humble. Our only focus is the next game and that’s all that matters. We have to stay focused like that,” he said.
Premier League: We don’t care about Man City – Odegaard on Arsenal’s title ambition