Arsenal midfielder, Martin Odegaard, has revealed the club’s major problem under Mikel Arteta, following their Premier League 2-1 loss to Everton on Monday night.
Arsenal were defeated by Everton following goals from Richarlison and Demarai Gray.
Odegaard did score a goal for the Gunners at Goodison Park.
But Odegaard believes Arsenal’s major problem was that they ‘stopped playing’ and surrendered the initiative to Everton during the encounter.
“It’s a hard one to take. I think in general we were not at the level we needed to be at today,” Odegaard told Sky Sports after the defeat.
“We had some good moments, but we have to do much better. We should have been better.
“It’s hard to say. That’s just how it is sometimes. It’s hard to say exactly what happened. We have to do better when we have that lead. We stopped playing and gave them the game they wanted to play.”
When asked whether he felt a mindset problem was to blame for Arsenal surrendering their lead, Odegaard added, “I think it is.
“When you’re leading 1-0, you get afraid to lose the win and in my opinion, that’s what we did wrong today.
“You go for the second goal and that was the intention, but we didn’t manage to do that on the pitch.”