Arsenal are having a tough time without their captain, Martin Odegaard. Martin Odegaard’s injury has raised problems for the team as the gunners are having lack of playmaking options. Although Kai Havertz is present in the team, he’s not sufficient alone. Moreover, the German is already having a slow start to the season. Odegaard last appeared in Arsenal’s match against West Ham United where the gunners were knocked out. The Norwegian playmaker scored a consolation goal to keep the goal difference less. However, that couldn’t help his team to go through the next round.
Furthermore, Odegaard missed Arsenal’s match against Newcastle United at St. James Park where the gunners lost 1-0 in a controversial manner. Post that, he also missed the champions league match against Sevilla. However, Arsenal were able to get the better of the Spanish giants with a 2-0 victory over them. In addition to that, Bukayo Saka was seen limping in that match. This could be a possible addition to the list of injured players of Mikel Arteta’s men. However, the coach hopes that the English forward recovers soon.
What effect will Martin Odegaard’s injury have on him?
According to footballlondon, Martin Odegaard has been called up for his national team’s upcoming international fixtures against Faroe Islands and Scotland. But as per the current scenario of the player, he is most likely to miss the international duty. This would surely have a negative impact on the player as he’s going to miss the European qualifiers against Scotland. However, the club hopes that the player should withdraw from the international duty and focus on his recovery.
Arsenal do have players like Fabio Viera and Kai Havertz to take care of the mid line. But as the results of the past few matches are clearly visible, it is quite understandable that the team misses their captain. Moreover, Arsenal need to get back to winning ways if they’re aiming for the Premier league title. They have to face tems like Brighton, West Ham and Liverpool in the coming months.
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