Here is all the news from Emirates Stadium in the past 24 hours.
Update Odegaard injury
Concerns about Arsenal’s injury have been avoided on international duty.
Borrowed midfielder Martin Odegaard had the honor of winning Norway for the first time in the World Cup qualifiers against Gibraltar on Wednesday night.
However, his night ended at half-time, which will be of great concern for Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta ahead of next week’s Premier League match against Liverpool and the Europa League quarter-final with Slavia Praha.
But Norwegian national team coach Stale Solbakken has confirmed that Odegaard has not suffered a serious injury and hopes to return against Turkey on Saturday.
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This is great news for Arsenal, especially as Arteta praised the midfielder’s performance against West Ham United.
“I think he had an amazing effect, he was very intelligent how he read the game, how he influenced the game and again he showed how much he wants to win,” Arteta said.
Arteta and Edu are expecting a busy summer transfer window
Attention is already being drawn to the summer transfer market.
Arsenal are expected to be among the busier clubs, as Mikel Arteta strives to continue building the team according to his image.
There is a possibility that the gunners will try to sign the goalkeeper, right back, central defender, left back, central defensive midfield, central midfield, central attacking midfield and center forward at the end of the season.
However, their ability to switch these transactions will depend on several variable factors.
The first and by far the most important of these is financial.
Arsenal announced a loss of £ 47.8m earlier this month as the financial impact of COVID-19 and empty stadiums begins to hit home.
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The summer transition period is just around the corner.
And the rumor mill is already starting to accelerate.
Arsenal will not have a huge amount of money to spend, but Mikel Arteta will hopefully pull a number of moves, and borrower Martin Odegaard is high on the list of priorities for reaching a lasting agreement.
But who would you sign? Join our discussion on the transition period here.
Martinelli scores a great goal in training
It may be an international break, but the work is still ongoing at Arsenal as Arteta prepares for the home side of the 2020/21 season.
The Gunners are still at a chance to win the Europa League – which would mean a return to the Champions League – and can realistically target the top six in the Premier League.
One player hoping for a starring role is Gabriel Martinelli. After the magic of not coming in during the game, the teenager had substitute appearances in each of the last two games.
And he is forcing a start against Liverpool after finding a net with a brilliant kick in training on Wednesday.
As noted in Arsenal’s “Behind the Scenes in Training” video, posted on YouTube, for approximately 3.55 minutes, Martinelli is given time and space that allows him to find the top corner from a sharp angle.
The strike also took place in front of Arteta, can that give the Brazilian a start against the Reds?