• Norwegian instrumental in Arsenal’s comeback at West Ham
  • Arteta praises 22-year-old for always wanting the ball

Mikel Arteta has hailed his “influential” playmaker Martin Ødegaard after the Norwegian’s starring role in Arsenal’s remarkable comeback at West Ham.

The 22-year-old, signed in January on loan from Real Madrid, was instrumental as Arsenal came from 3-0 down to snatch a point, having a hand in Craig Dawson’s own goal and Alexandre Lacazette’s equaliser.

Related: 'A varied talent': can Martin Ødegaard make up for lost time at Arsenal?

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