Arsenal boss has provided an update on the injury of the club captain Martin Odegaard. The midfielder was substituted late in the second half against Aston Villa.
He is also now a doubt for the trip to Old Trafford. The midfielder will be a big loss for Mikel Arteta as Thomas Partey and Elneny also remain injured.
MIKEL ARTETA PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON THE INJURY OF MARTIN ODEGAARD
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has provided an update on the injury of club captain Martin Odegaard. Arteta has said that they will assess his injury after he came off late in the second half against Aston Villa. The Norwegian midfielder was on the receiving end of a strong challenge from John McGinn. Mikel Arteta has described the challenge as harsh.
The manager also admitted that the midfielder is in pain. He also said that” He was in pain. Let’s assess him, but he had a little bit of pain in his leg because of that harsh challenge.” The midfielder will be now a doubt for Arsenal against Manchester United. The Gunners already have two midfielders in the form of Mohamed Elneny and Thomas Partey sidelined due to injuries. They also failed to bring in Douglas Luiz.
ARSENAL BOSS THINKS THE TEAM DESERVED TO WIN THE GAME
Mikel Arteta has said that his players deserved to win the game. Arsenal were the better team of the two against Villa in the first half. The Gunners continue to hold their nerve and play slick attacking football demanded by the manager. Mikel Arteta in the post-match conference has praised his side for their improved resilience this season.
He also said, “It could have been very different tonight, but obviously when the game turns in that way, you have to have the tools, the character, the resilience to respond to that,” Arteta added. “And I think the team did it.” Arteta also admitted Arsenal played one of the best opening 45 minutes. However, he also says they failed to convert the opportunities into goals.
Mikel Arteta also said that they could have killed the game early. They could have scored three or four goals in the first half. Now all the heads of Arsenal fans and players turn to Old Trafford for a much tougher away match against Manchester United.
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