Mikel Arteta provides injury update on Martin Odegaard after Arsenal’s defeat to Aston Villa

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta confirmed that Martin Odegaard's fitness was a concern following the 2-0 loss to Aston Villa. Odegaard was forced off in the 79th minute due to an injury, affecting Arsenal's hopes of catching Manchester City in the Premier League title race. Arsenal will need Odegaard's creativity to progress in the Champions League second-leg tie against Bayern Munich.

Mikel Arteta Provides Injury Update On Martin Odegaard After Arsenal's Defeat To Aston Villa

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta delivered a concerning update on Martin Odegaard’s fitness following the Gunners’ 2-0 loss to Aston Villa. Odegaard, who was forced off in the 79th minute, was unable to continue due to an injury, according to Arteta.

The defeat at the Emirates Stadium dealt a blow to Arsenal’s hopes of catching Manchester City in the Premier League title race. Leon Bailey and Ollie Watkins scored for Villa after Odegaard was substituted, adding to Arsenal’s woes. Arteta did not specify the nature of Odegaard’s injury or his availability for upcoming matches, including the crucial Champions League second-leg tie against Bayern Munich. With the tie finely balanced at 2-2, Arsenal will hope to have Odegaard’s creativity available as they aim to progress.

The Norwegian midfielder has been influential for Arsenal this season, contributing ten goals and seven assists in 41 appearances. However, Arteta faced criticism from fans for tactical errors in the defeat to Villa, adding to the pressure as Arsenal chase their first league title since 2003.

Martin Ødegaard

Martin Ødegaard

Forwarder, Midfielder

NorwayNorway

Age: 26

178 cm

68 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 35 3 Missed
Minutes 3104 88.7 Avg
Goals 8 0.2 Avg
Assist 10 0.3 Avg
Attempt 73 2.1 Avg
Passes 1876 53.685.1% AvgSucc
Yellow 2 0.1 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 29 times for 2565 minutes for Premier League.

Martin Ødegaard scored 7 goals for Arsenal. He procured 6 assists. He received 2 yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Premier League. In the last match Arsenal lost 2-0 against Aston Villa.

Arsenal performance and stats

Arsenal

Manager: Mikel Arteta
Rank 2nd
Win 27
Draw 5
Loss 5
Goals 89-28
Diff 61

Arsenal is currently 2nd in the Premier League with 71 points.

In the last 32 games, it has won 22 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 5 times. In its last match, Arsenal lost 0-2 against Aston Villa.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 75 goals and conceding 26.​

Arsenal will play the next match in Premier League against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 20th of April in Wolverhampton.​

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