DEVASTATING NEWS: Confirmed by Fabrizio Romano, ” its very sad they are not going to be available for the match against Bayern Munich due to injuries. We had 48hrs to assess them and see if than make it trained a little but the pain is not something we can risk, the are out we just need a plan on how to win” Arsenal boss Arteta has confirmed that arsenal duo star players won’t be available for selection against Bayern Munich due to injuries. Mikel Arteta provides Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard injury update ahead of Arsenal’s clash against Bayern Munich.


Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has provided updates on the injury status of key players Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard ahead of their upcoming Champions League clash against Bayern Munich on April 17. Both Saka and Odegaard have played pivotal roles for the Gunners this season, and their fitness updates are eagerly awaited by fans and observers alike as Arsenal prepares for a crucial second-leg encounter at the Allianz Arena.

Odegaard, who currently serves as Arsenal’s captain, was substituted in the latter stages of their recent 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Arteta addressed Odegaard’s situation after the match, stating, “He had an issue, that’s why [he was taken off].” Additionally, Arteta clarified, “He was feeling something.”

During the same match, Saka was observed limping, raising concerns about his fitness. Arteta provided insight into Saka’s condition, expressing hope for their availability, especially considering the limited time for recovery and training between fixtures. He remarked, “Yeah hopefully (they’ll be fit). Today we had only less than 48 hours to recover. We have done very little training. We will assess them and see how they are.”

Saka has been instrumental for Arsenal in the Champions League this season, contributing four goals and four assists in eight appearances. Meanwhile, Odegaard has added two goals and an assist from midfield. With both players participating in training ahead of the Bayern Munich clash, Arsenal fans will be optimistic about their potential involvement.

In light of Arsenal’s recent defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League, Arteta emphasized the importance of moving past the disappointment and focusing on the upcoming challenge against Bayern Munich. Despite the setback, Arteta urged his team to remain resolute, stating, “Throw the game away, the one that we played a few days ago. Regardless of that result, it is going to have no impact on what’s going to happen tomorrow.”

Arteta underscored the significance of the upcoming match, highlighting the opportunity for Arsenal to advance to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 15 years. He emphasized the potential emotional boost of such an achievement, urging his players to seize the moment and deliver a performance worthy of progression.

Arsenal aims to capitalize on Bayern Munich’s perceived vulnerability this season, aiming to secure a spot in the Champions League final four and demonstrate the continued growth of their youthful squad.

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