Odegaard demands Arsenal stars step up after Aubameyang exit

Arsenal are light on strikers going into the business end of the season after they allowed Aubameyang to join Barcelona on a free transfer in January without replacing him.

The pressure is now on Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah, who have just three Premier League goals between them this season, to lead the line.

But Odegaard has said the whole squad must chip in as Arsenal chase down fourth spot.

The Gunners are sixth going into tomorrow’s game against Brentford, but they are just two points off fourth-placed Manchester United with two games in hand.

Martin Odegaard believes Arsenal must share the scoring load in their battle for the top four

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“I think it is the team’s job to make sure we score goals,” said Odegaard. “It is not up to one or two players.

“I think everyone needs to help each other and create chances for each other, and help each other in front of the goal.

“I am sure we have the qualities in this team to score many goals. Of course, it’s an area we want to improve and we have to do a little bit better – but I am sure we have the quality in the team and the way we play. I am sure we will create chances, so I don’t see it as a problem.

“I think it is always sad when players leave the club, but that is up to the manager and the club to do those kind of things.

“Then we have to focus on the players that are here and I think we have a strong group, and an interesting team. We need to focus on the players that are here and keep on improving and using our qualities.”

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