MX23RW : Saturday, February 24 03:49:59| >> :120:21499:21499:

Arsenal 'handed Martin Odegaard injury boost'

Arsenal 'handed Martin Odegaard injury boost'
© Reuters
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is reportedly set to return from injury in time for next Saturday's Premier League away meeting with Brentford.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard is reportedly expected to return from injury in time for the club's next Premier League game against Brentford.

Odegaard is currently working on his recovery after missing Arsenal's last three matches as well as international duty with Norway.

Despite struggling with a hip issue in recent weeks, concussion protocol has kept Odegaard out of games against Sevilla, Newcastle United and Burnley.

The playmaker was struck in the face with a ball during a training session prior to Arsenal's 1-0 loss to Newcastle earlier this month.

As a result of the incident, Odegaard has not played for Mikel Arteta's side since featuring as a substitute in an EFL Cup defeat against West Ham United on November 1.

Norway's Martin Odegaard during the warm up on October 15, 2023© Reuters

While Odegaard was unable to join up with his international teammates, Norway boss Stale Solbakken recently played down concerns over the severity of the player's injury.

Having had time to recover during the international break, football.london are reporting that Odegaard is expected to be available for Arsenal's away meeting with Brentford next weekend.

The report claims that Odegaard trained at London Colney on Tuesday, and barring any setbacks, he will come back into the fold ahead of a busy run of fixtures.

Speaking ahead of Norway's Euro 2024 qualifiers against Scotland, Solbakken also reinforced the idea that Odegaard is closing in on a return to action.

Norway coach Stale Solbakken before the match on October 12, 2023© Reuters

"I've just come from a 45-minute talk with Martin," Solkbakken told reporters. "He is getting better and better and gradually stepping up.

"It has been more or less three weeks without any special training, so it is important to take things step by step. Both he and Arsenal probably hope that he is available for the Brentford match."

Prior to his recent absence, Odegaard had featured 15 times for the Gunners this season, registering five goals and one assist.

If is he involved against Brentford next Saturday, the 24-year-old will try to help Arsenal claim a third consecutive victory in all competitions.

ID:529341:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect4924:

Click here for more stories about Martin Odegaard

Click here for more stories about Arsenal

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Norway's Erling Haaland sustains an injury on November 16, 2023
Read Next:
Man City's Haaland withdraws from Norway squad due to injury
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.
rhs 2.0
Today's games header
Tables header RHS
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool26186263253860
2Manchester CityMan City25175358263256
3Arsenal25174458223655
4Aston Villa25154652331949
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs25145652381447
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd2514293534144
7Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2510874840838
8Newcastle UnitedNewcastle251141053411237
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham2510693644-836
10Chelsea25105104241135
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves25105103940-135
12Fulham2585123441-729
13Bournemouth2477103346-1328
14Brentford2574143544-925
15Crystal Palace2567122844-1625
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest2566133244-1224
17Everton2586112733-620
18Luton TownLuton2555153551-1620
19Burnley2534182555-3013
20Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd2534182265-4313

Subscribe to our newsletter


Sports Mole provides in-depth previews and predictions for every match from the biggest leagues and competitions in world football.
Argentina's Lionel Messi kisses the World Cup trophy after collecting the Golden Ball award on December 18, 2022Sign up for our FREE daily preview newsletter direct to your inbox!