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Martin Odegaard injury update after twisting ankle on International duty for Norway

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Arsenal has been left with a great sigh of relief after it was confirmed that the injury suffered by Martin Odegaard in international duty is not serious.

 

Gunners fans were concerned Wednesday night after the fit Real Madrid loan player appeared to painfully twisting his ankle before being substituted at halftime in Norway’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win against Gibraltar.

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Odegaard’s absence for an extended period of time would have been a considerable blow to Arsenal as the 22-year-old has gained influence since moving to North London in January and played a pivotal role in the Sunday comeback draw against West Ham.

 

But not only does it appear now that Odegaard is unlikely to miss out on key upcoming matches against Europa League quarter-final opponents Liverpool and Slavia Prague.

 

But Norway coach Stale Solbakken is even optimistic that The player, who wore the captain’s armband against Gibraltar, could be fit for Saturday’s Group G clash with Turkey, which moved from Oslo to Malaga in Spain due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

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“It is not a serious injury,” former Wolves manager Solbakken said.

“I have big hopes that Martin will be fit for the game against Turkey on Saturday.”

 

According to The Mirror, Odegaard himself brushed off any injury fears and also expects to play against Turke

‘I twisted my ankle, but I think I will be fit for the game on Saturday,” he said.

 

 

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