Mikel Arteta’s side had pulled eight points clear following last weekend’s derby victory over Tottenham, but had seen that gap trimmed to just two points by Manchester City, following their midweek comeback against Tottenham and an Erling Haaland-inspired victory over Wolves earlier on Sunday.
Asked whether that brought additional pressure ahead of the Gunners’ game with Manchester United, Martin Odegaard said: “No, honestly, we don’t care about City or any other team.
“We expected them to win [against Wolves], so that was not a big surprise, and we just focused on our game, to win — and that’s what we did. The way we won this game gives us a special feeling that will help as well.”
“I think the fans as well did an amazing job again,” Odegaard added. “We went 1-0 down and they just started to applaud and cheer, helped us to get back into the game.
“It says a lot about the fans and also the mentality in the team to keep going and keep trying and believing until the last minute.”
Odegaard also spoke about Arsenal’s latest signing Leandro Trossard, who made his debut late on vs United:
“We’re really happy [with the signings],” Odegaard stated. “[Trossard] was great when he came on, he took the ball and made things happen. He contributed to the last goal as well.
“It’s a long season. There are many games to be played, so we have to stay calm. Our only focus is the next game. We have to stay focused like this.”