It looks like Martin Odegaard is set to join Arsenal team-mate Kieran Tierney on the sidelines.
Arsenal revealed on Wednesday that the Scottish left-back would miss the next six weeks due to knee ligament damage sustained in a defeat by Liverpool last weekend.
And in the same statement, the Gunners confirmed that Odegaard was a big doubt for tonight’s Europa League clash with Slavia Prague due to an ankle injury that he originally picked up on international duty.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirmed to his press conference yesterday that the Norway international was a doubt to face the Czech side in tonight’s first-leg quarter-final contest.
Odegaard has been getting progressively better since joining Arteta’s side on loan from Real Madrid in the January transfer window.
He’s going to be a major miss for the Emirates Stadium side in North London tonight and here’s how some Arsenal fans reacted to the blow on Twitter:
This is a make-or-break game for their season.
Sitting 10th in the Premier League, Arsenal have nothing to play for domestically, meaning their whole campaign hinges on progressing beyond Slavia in Europe’s secondary competition.
And if indeed Odegaard is absent, Arteta needs him back for the second leg whatever happens later today.