Martin Odegaard's four-word Instagram message amid huge double Arsenal announcement

Martin Odegaard returned from injury in Norway’s 2-1 loss towards Slovenia on Saturday and could be in line to reclaim his Arsenal spot for the North London Derby

Martin Odegaard will not be continuing a trend of Arsenal players returning from international duty previously than predicted.

The Gunners captain designed his return from a calf injury – handing Mikel Arteta a significant crew choice increase for future Saturday’s North London Derby in opposition to Tottenham Hotspur in the method – by starting up and actively playing 71 minutes of Norway’s 2-1 UEFA Nations League defeat at the hands of Slovenia.

In truth of the matter, Odegaard did deliver a physical fitness update when speaking to Norwegian media outlet Television2 in advance of the match and it sounded positive: “We can hope so,” he said when questioned if he envisioned to get started. “It feels fantastic so significantly. Yes [if he is ready to start], I would like to believe so.”

Odegaard’s overall look came just hours after it was confirmed that two of his Arsenal teammates ended up on their way back to London, with Thomas Partey necessitating additional evaluation on a suspected knee injury, while Takehiro Tomiyasu’s withdrawal from the Japan squad was “due to club situation.”

But judging by the 23-calendar year-old’s social media action, it would appear that he is not going to be the 3rd Gunners player to head back again to London Colney ahead of plan as he posted an picture of the Norway countrywide crew on to his Instagram Tales with the caption that examine: “Ses pa tirsdag”.

That in English translates to a very simple four-phrase message: “See you on Tuesday”. This is the clearest indicator that Odegaard will be top his state out from Serbia as they search for the result that secures best place in their UEFA Nations League group which also will come with a play-off location for Euro 2024 qualification.

There experienced been a situation that may have authorized Arsenal and Norway to get to a compromise for the playmaker to play just a person of the Nations League fixtures. But for that to have took place, Stale Solbakken’s facet desired to have held on to the lead given to them by Erling Haaland and hoped for a favour from Sweden from Serbia.

Eventually neither end result went in Norway’s favour and following an Alexander Mitrovic hat-trick in Serbia’s 4-1 earn over Sweden on Saturday, it’s correctly winner can take all on Tuesday at the Ullevaall Stadion in Oslo – whilst the hosts have a slight advantage understanding that they just need to stay away from defeat to be promoted to League A.

With that reported, the fantastic information from an Arsenal standpoint is that Odegaard seems to have appear by way of the game unscathed and the hope is that he repeats the trick on Tuesday – if selected – in what is shaping up to be two massive video games for the midfielder for club and place future 7 days.