Arsenal fans have reason to rejoice as star midfielder Martin Odegaard returns to training ahead of the team’s upcoming Premier League fixture after missing several matches due to concussion and a hip problem.
Odegaard opted out of Norway’s final two internationals to focus on his recovery, utilizing the break in the intense schedule.
Initially sidelined by concussion, Odegaard’s absence extended to crucial clashes against Newcastle United, Sevilla, and Burnley.
Advised to rest and recover from his hip issue, Odegaard’s commitment to rehabilitation seems to have paid off as he rejoins the Arsenal squad in training. The midfielder’s return adds a significant boost to Mikel Arteta’s side as they prepare to face Brentford over the weekend.
Arsenal, currently occupying the third spot in the Premier League, only one point behind leaders Manchester City, are keen to maintain the pressure at the top. Odegaard’s presence on the field could prove pivotal, given Arsenal’s undefeated domestic record when he starts this season.
The midfielder’s last start was in the Champions League against Sevilla on October 24, and his return comes at a crucial time for Arsenal, aiming to build on their strong league position.
Odegaard’s impact last season, contributing to 22 goals, played a vital role in Arsenal’s title push, and his current campaign has already seen him tally six goals.
Arteta and the Arsenal medical team will likely breathe a sigh of relief that Odegaard refrained from joining Norway during the international break, especially after witnessing the subpar playing conditions that led to an injury for Manchester City’s Erling Haaland.
This incident has put Haaland’s availability for the clash with Liverpool in doubt, highlighting the potential risks associated with international duty.
Arsenal faces Brentford this weekend, aiming for a win that could propel them to the top of the Premier League table if other results favor them.
Odegaard’s return to action adds a layer of optimism, and fans will be eager to see him back on the pitch, contributing to Arsenal’s pursuit of domestic success.