Odegaard has missed the last three games for Arsenal in addition to his Norway international duties. He is presently working on his recuperation.
Earlier this month, during a training session before Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle, the playmaker took a ball to the face.
Odegaard hasn’t played for Mikel Arteta’s team since the incident, which occurred on November 1. He last appeared as a substitute in an EFL Cup loss to West Ham United.
Despite Odegaard’s inability to train with his international colleagues, Stale Solbakken, the manager of Norway, downplayed worries about the seriousness of the player’s injury recently.
Odegaard is anticipated to be available for Arsenal’s away match against Brentford next weekend, according to football.london, having had time to recuperate over the international break.
According to the article, Odegaard worked out at London Colney on Tuesday. If all goes according to plan, he should return to action ahead of a hectic schedule of games.
Speaking prior to Norway’s Euro 2024 qualifying matchup with Scotland, Solbakken further bolstered the notion that Odegaard is getting closer to playing again.
“I just finished a 45-minute conversation with Martin,” Solkbakken said to the press. “He is improving steadily and making small steps forward.
Since there hasn’t been any specific training for almost three weeks, it’s critical to go cautiously. He and Arsenal most likely hope he is fit for the Brentford game.”
Odegaard had made 15 appearances for the Gunners this season, with five goals and one assist, before his most recent absence.
Next Saturday, if he plays against Brentford, the 24-year-old will look to assist Arsenal in winning three straight games in all competitions.