Arsenal took a big step towards reaching the Europa League quarterfinals when Martin Odegaard scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win at Olympiakos in the first leg of its round of 16 matches on Thursday.

The English side dominated the game and earned victory in the closing stages as Brazilian defender Gabriel and Mohamed Elneny struck after Youssef El Arabi had cancelled out Odegaard’s opener.

Norwegian Odegaard was delighted after a fine individual performance.

“I have felt at home since the first day, I am happy to be here and feel great,” the 22-year old midfielder, who joined Arsenal on loan from Real Madrid in January, told BT Sport.

“It is a big win for us, a great result with three goals away from home and a win in this competition is always good. The mentality in this team is great, if one player makes a mistake we react. That is what it’s about, being a team.”


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