Martin Odegaard is expected to make his return from injury when Arsenal take on Brentford on Saturday afternoon. He missed the 3-1 victory over Burnley before the international break due to concussion.
There’s a glimmer of hope for his return, as put by Norway’s manager, Stale Solbakken, who shared an optimistic update regarding Odegaard’s recovery expressing that the player is edging closer to resuming full training,
Solbakken emphasized the importance of a cautious approach after about three weeks without engaging in specialized training sessions.
Since then the club captain has been pictured in full first-team training at London Colney ahead of the game on Saturday. Odegaard is expected to make his return as Arsenal look to make it three wins in a row in all competitions.
Despite the setback for the Burnley match, Odegaard’s recovery has been encouraging. Stale Solbakken’s recent discussions with the Arsenal captain gave a clue to the club’s expectation: “I’ve just come from a 45-minute talk with Martin. He is getting better and better and gradually stepping up.
“It has been more or less three weeks without any special training, so it is important to take things step by step. Both he and Arsenal probably hope that he is available for the Brentford match.”
The possibility of Odegaard’s inclusion in the squad generates excitement among fans, with the player yet to hit top form this season. The latest updates on his recovery is great news to the club with the upcoming Brentford clash being a perfect opportunity for his comeback.