Arsenal are gearing up to face Everton in the Premier League on Friday.
The Gunners, like most other clubs, haven’t had the easiest of preparations this week. The European Super League fiasco has been a major distraction, but we cannot use that as an excuse against the Toffees tomorrow.
Arsenal haven’t really been lucky on the injury front recently. We’ll be without both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the game at the Emirates tomorrow, but Arsenal dropped a small hint about Odegaard yesterday. (Read here)
Our medical staff revealed that the Norwegian, who has been out since after the Liverpool game, will be assessed for the fixture on Friday. That excited Gooners a little, but what Arsenal’s Twitter handle have done today raised the excitement levels through the roof.
Odegaard back on the training pitch at London Colney is excellent news for us. The Norwegian has been one of our best players since he joined us in January, and we have struggled without him in recent games.
The Real Madrid man’s return will be massive for us. It won’t matter if he doesn’t make it back in time for tomorrow’s game against Everton, but his involvement in training shows that he will likely be available for the war against Unai Emery’s men next week.
Arsenal have to prioritise the Europa League over everything else. There is absolutely no need to risk Odegaard against Everton, and even if Arteta decides to give him a runout, he should make sure that it’s not from the start.
Fans on social media are absolutely delighted to see Odegaard back.