Martin Odegaard delighted Arsenal’s fan base by having Brentford’s visiting fans applaud rookie Charles Sagoe Jr.
The Gunners defeated their London rivals 1-0 in a hard-fought victory to go to the Carabo Cup fourth round.
For the third-round encounter at the Gtech Community Stadium, Mikel Arteta made eight substitutions.
While goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale’s return to the starting XI garnered attention, Sagoe Jr.’s placement in the lineup also attracted the interest of others.
In place of the struggling Bukayo Saka, the 19-year-old Ghanaian player started on the right wing and put up an outstanding display before being replaced by Gabreil Jesus in the 68th minute.
The young forward remained on the pitch with his colleagues after the final horn to thank the devoted Arsenal fans.
However, Odegaard took the initiative to direct the newcomer toward the far end while grinning widely. Sagoe Jr. experienced a wonderful occasion when he was warmly hugged by the enthusiastic crowd.
Social media was loving the wholesome moment, which was monitored by 1Family radio, as one fan posted on X: ‘’Odegaard pushing Sagoe Jr to our traveling fans in the away end. How can you not love our captain?
According to another, Martin Odegaard gave Charles Sagoe Jr. a ceremonial introduction in front of the away supporters. outstanding class.
Martin Odegaard pushed Sagoe Jr. toward the opposing supporters, adding a third. Captain Odegaard is a sight to behold.
Following Sagoe Jr.’s debut, Artata was quick to congratulate him, saying, “Odegaard, the context of the situation we had with a lot of injured players helped that possibility.”
However, we must examine our academy and make adjustments whenever we can. For a few months, Charles was most likely the most reliable player we had in the under-23s.
He has spent a lot of time training with us, and the focus is on providing possibilities for others.
When will we provide our children with an opportunity if we don’t do it now? I’m very glad he had a positive experience.