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Odegaard hits back at critics after celebrating win with cameraman
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Mark Mann-Bryans
Press Association
Arsenal have won their last three Premier League fixtures
Arsenal have won their last three Premier League fixtures

Martin Odegaard hit back at critics who claimed Arsenal over celebrated their victory over 10-man Liverpool, insisting they will remain "humble" throughout their Premier League title challenge.

The Gunners moved to within two points of Jurgen Klopp's leaders following a 3-1 win at the Emirates.

Bukayo Saka opened the scoring before Gabriel's unfortunate own goal levelled for the visitors on the stroke of half-time.

A mix-up between Alisson and Virgil van Dijk allowed Gabriel Martinelli to restore Arsenal's lead in the second half, with substitute Leandro Trossard making sure of the points in stoppage time after Ibrahima Konate had been sent off.

Odegaard then led the celebrations, taking the camera off the club's photographer to snap the jubilant reactions to a result that put Mikel Arteta's men right back into title contention.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher was particularly unhappy with what he saw.

He said: "Just get down the tunnel. You've won a game, three points, you've been brilliant. Back in the title race, get down the tunnel. I'm serious, honestly."

Carragher added on X: "By all means enjoy it, but enjoy it by being disciplined!"

The Liverpool legend also changed his X profile picture to one of Odegaard using the camera but the Arsenal captain was not about to apologise for his post-match celebrations.

The Norway international said: "I think everyone who loves football, who understands football, they know how much it means to win this game.

"And if you're not allowed to celebrate when you win a game, when are you allowed to celebrate? We're happy with the win and we'll stay humble.

"We keep working hard and we prepare for the next one but of course you have to be happy when you win.

"It was a massive game. It could have been eight points [if we'd lost] and it would look a lot more difficult then but we showed up, the fans were unbelievable.

"I think we all did this together. You see the club, how together we are, all the players, staff, supporters, everything. It was brilliant to see."


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