Jesus injured his knee whereas enjoying for Brazil on the World Cup and he is because of be out for round two extra months.
Nketiah has led the road for Arsenal in Jesus’ absence and the striker has completed properly, scoring in every of his final two video games.
The Gunners’ assault has regarded sharp throughout these matches, scoring seven targets and profitable each video games to open up a seven-point lead on the prime of the Premier League.
“Everyone has to step up,” stated Odegaard. “We are missing a great player but you see the quality that Eddie has.
“Two goals now and everything that he brings in the game also. You see the front players we have, we are always going to create chances and be dangerous, and it is just about getting the players in the right positions and good things will happen.
“When a player like that (Jesus) is injured you will always miss him. He has great quality and great personality. He still gives us a lot outside the pitch. The energy he gives and everything at the training ground he still gives a lot.
“But all the players need to step up when you miss someone like that and we have done excellent. Credit to Eddie to come in like that and perform like this. It is amazing to see.”
Odegaard has additionally been in nice type for the reason that Premier League returned on Boxing Day, scoring two targets and laying on three assists.
The midfielder was a kind of who didn’t go to the World Cup as Norway did not qualify, and he as an alternative took half in some warm-weather coaching in Dubai.
Odegaard believes he’s feeling the advantage of that, having helped him to hit the bottom working for the restart.
“I would have preferred to have been there [at the World Cup],” stated Odegaard.
“I was disappointed not to go there with my country. But I used it in a good way. I had some rest and time to work on different things. I feel good now so I am happy with what I have done.”
Arsenal are within the driving seat within the title race and so they might go 10 factors away from Manchester Metropolis in the event that they beat Newcastle on Tuesday, however Odegaard insists they aren’t getting carried away.
“We don’t focus on that, we focus on every game to improve and get better,” he added.
“And of course we are in a good position and we are really happy to be there. It is our job to keep fighting and keep improving and make sure that we can fight all the way.
“Missing the Champions League [last season] was a big disappointment for us and we said before the season that we were really hungry to come back stronger and better.
“I think we have done that and we are in a good way and improved in a lot of areas with the ball, without the ball and in front of goal, own box, a lot of things we have improved.”
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