Arsenal handed damage increase forward of North London derby

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Arsenal have been handed an damage increase forward of the North London derby with Tottenham later this weekend.

THE LOWDOWN: RETURN TO ACTION

Skipper Martin Odegaard missed the win at Brentford shortly earlier than the worldwide break, because the Gunners returned to the summit of the league. The Norwegian sustained a calf damage that dominated him out of the journey and was a doubt for the internationals.

However, Odegaard returned to full coaching with Norway and supervisor Stale Solbakken stated there was a “good chance” he would function in some video games earlier than returning to London, which he did.

On the opposite hand, Kieran Tierney, who began Arsenal’s earlier two video games, additionally featured for the Scottish nationwide crew however was withdrawn within the sport in opposition to the Republic of Ireland.

It seems that each gamers and a few others can be found for choice forward of the go to of Spurs to the Emirates this weekend.

THE LATEST: TIMELY BOOST

Arsenal’s Martin Odegaard and Kieran Tierney can be found for choice forward of October’s North London derby.

The Gunners’ skipper returned to motion on the weekend when he managed 71 minutes of a 2-1 defeat for Norway at Stadion Stozice in Slovenia earlier than he was changed by Benfica midfielder Fredrik Aursnes. If there aren’t any setbacks, Odegaard, who can be Norway’s captain, is for certain to start out in opposition to Serbia in Oslo on Tuesday as they battle for Nations League promotion.

As for Kieran Tierney who additionally featured within the Nations League on Saturday, the left-back began for Scotland in opposition to the Republic of Ireland in Glasgow however was subbed off earlier than half-time of the 2-1 comeback win at Hampden Park. Meanwhile, Scotland boss Steve Clarke confirmed after the match that Tierney was positive and that the change was a precaution.

“[Aaron Hickey and Kieran Tierney] Both of them are okay,” stated Clarke. “We took Kieran off as a precaution. Aaron felt a tightness, so we took him off as a precaution.”

However, Thomas Partey has withdrawn from Ghana’s squad, having sustained a knee damage earlier than the sport in opposition to Brazil in Le Havre on Friday. He is anticipated to return to London for additional evaluation.

On the opposite hand, Takehiro Tomiyasu additionally returned early from worldwide obligation over the weekend; Japan described it as “club circumstances” reasonably than any damage setback after Friday’s 2-0 win over the United States in Germany.

THE VERDICT: MIXED FEELING

The return of Martin Odegaard is nice however the potential for shedding Thomas Partey forward of the go to of Spurs is a large blow. Arsenal will want the most effective legs to be match if the season’s goal might be achieved.

Mikel Arteta can solely hope that these lacking for the time being will make a return in no distant time.

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