The Lowdown: Odegaard’s fine start
He has helped the Gunners to a 100% start in the Premier League, but after going off late in the win against Aston Villa on Wednesday, it looks as if he could now miss his first game of the season.
The Latest: Arteta’s claim
Arteta said in his pre-match press conference that he is uncertain whether Odegaard would feature at Old Trafford following an issue in midweek.
The Gunners boss appeared to hint that the attacking midfielder has been unable to train, although Samuel Luckhurst has since stated that the 23-year-old has travelled with the squad.
Where will United finish this season?
8th or lower
The Verdict: Potential boost for Ten Hag
Even though Odegaard has travelled, that doesn’t guarantee that he’ll be starting today. If he doesn’t, it could be a big boost for Erik ten Hag’s side.
That’s a significantly higher rating than any United player in the opening five games, so all eyes will be on the team sheet this afternoon, looking to see if Odegaard is involved.
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