Martin Odegaard misses Arsenal’s trip to Brentford through an injury that he picked up in training last weekend, as left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko is also ruled out
- Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard misses the trip to Brentford through injury
- The 23-year-old midfielder suffered a small knock in training last weekend
- Summer signing Oleksandr Zinchenko also misses out with a small problem
Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard misses the trip to Brentford through an injury he picked up last week.
The 23-year-old midfielder suffered a knock (calf) in training last weekend and is not part of the matchday squad that will face Thomas Frank’s Bees.
The Norwegian international has returned to training, but will not feature as he was unable to prepare for Sunday’s trip to west London, according to The Athletic.
Martin Odegaard (pictured) misses out on Arsenal’s trip away to Brentford through injury
Left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko (pictured) also missed out on the trip with a small problem
Odegaard has only missed four games previously for Arsenal through injury when he was out in April 2021 with an ankle problem.
It comes as a blow to boss Mikel Arteta, given his impressive start to the new season, having scored three times in the Gunners’ opening six Premier League fixtures.
Left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko is also out with a small problem said to be a calf injury, but neither injury to both key players are believed to be serious.
It comes as a blow to Gunners boss Mikel Arteta with both players being key this campaign
Zinchenko has also withdrawn from the Ukraine squad for the upcoming international break in order to ensure that he is fully fit for Arsenal’s next domestic game, which comes against bitter rivals Tottenham at the beginning of October.
Former captain Granit Xhaka has taken on the captain’s armband for the match against Brentford.
Arsenal can climb back to the top of the Premier League with a win at Brentford, having seen Manchester City and Tottenham move ahead of them after both securing wins on Saturday.
The Gunners have won five of their first six league games this season and saw their 100 per cent start ended by Manchester United earlier in the month.
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