Martin Odegaard Injury leads to concern ahead of the UEFA Nations League

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The captain of Arsenal, Martin Odegaard has recovered from a scare with an injury. He can finally travel with the Norwegian national team to their next UEFA Nations League matches against Slovenia and Serbia.

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He can continue practice with the Norway national football team after receiving the all-clear following a scan about his calf injury.

Martin Odegaard Injury leads to a ‘missed game

There had been some confusion surrounding the midfielder’s availability for Norway’s UEFA Nations League matches against Slovenia and Serbia. As well as during the international break and North London Derby vs. Tottenham at the beginning of October after he missed the Gunners 3-0 victory over Brentford last weekend.

Solbakken acknowledged that he was in constant communication with Mikel Arteta the manager of Arsenal. He also disclosed that he expected Odegaard to join the team in some capacity, whether it be “either as a player or a fourth coach.”

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The player can now return to the international duties

The good news is that Odegaard has been released by the Gunners to play on an international level. Solbakken has announced that his captain will be able to participate in a training session. “He participates in training from the beginning, and then we’ll see how it turns out”.

It’s interesting to note that Solbakken previously acknowledged that he was waiting for news from Arsenal over a final decision on whether Odegaard may participate in one or both of Norway’s games during the break.

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The UEFA Nations League possibilities may made that choice simpler. Currently, if Norway wins and Serbia loses to Sweden or if Norway draws and Serbia loses, Norway will be promoted to League A. No one can vote to remove Norway.

This allows the North London team to negotiate with Norway to have Odegaard play in only one of the games. Especially this weekend’s match in Slovenia because their future may very well be decided if the results go in their favor.

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