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Arsenal confirm injury update on Martin Odegaard ahead of Friday

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Arsenal confirm injury update on Martin Odegaard ahead of Friday

Arsenal have confirmed that Martin Odegaard is training again after his recent injury absence.

The Gunners confirmed on their official website that the 22-year-old is in “light training” after an ankle problem.

It is added that the Norwegian attacking midfielder will be assessed ahead of Friday’s Premier League match against Everton, which means right now he’s not been ruled out of a potential return to action.

Odegaard, who is on loan at the Emirates Stadium from Spanish giants Real Madrid, has missed the last four consecutive games across all competitions.

 

The £85,000-a-week (Salary Sport) playmaker has seen his side record two wins and two draw in that time, reaching the Europa League semi finals against Villarreal in the process.

Despite making just 13 Arsenal appearances so far since his mid-season transfer to north London, he’s quickly become a popular figure with supporters.

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In reality, it will be a surprise to see Odegaard start for Arsenal in a couple of days time in the league against Everton.

However, it’s a big boost to have him back in training with the European games just on the horizon.

The left-footed attacking midfielder can add an extra spark to Mikel Arteta’s side in the final third, and is an alternative option to chief creators Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.

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