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Arsenal drop early team news hint amid Mikel Arteta’s Martin Odegaard worry vs Sheffield United

Arsenal drop early team news hint amid Mikel Arteta’s Martin Odegaard worry vs Sheffield United

Arsenal hinted at potential team updates on Friday before their Premier League match against Sheffield United on Saturday.

The Gunners face a demanding schedule with frequent fixtures in both European and domestic competitions.

Despite their positive standing at the top of their Champions League group, the team is dealing with injury setbacks due to the hectic match schedule, sidelining key players like Thomas Partey and Gabriel Jesus for several weeks.

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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal’s manager, acknowledged these muscle issues in his press conference, indicating the necessity for rotation in upcoming matches as the team faces a mounting fixture list.

Their next game against Sheffield United in the Premier League is crucial, and although Arsenal has had a decent start in this competition, the need for rotation remains essential.

The team might rest club captain Martin Odegaard against Sheffield United, as he has been free from fitness concerns.

However, there are concerns about Odegaard’s recent form, with struggles to make an impact in previous Premier League games against Chelsea and Manchester City, as well as in Champions League matches against RC Lens and Sevilla.

With significant competition within the squad, Arteta might seize the opportunity to implement changes, providing every player a chance to vie for their positions.

Fabio Vieira stands as a potential option to replace Odegaard, having displayed promising glimpses in his few outings this season.

There have been hints from the club, particularly on social media, suggesting a possible start for the Portuguese midfielder. A post featuring Vieira celebrating with the caption “Fabio” indicates this possibility.

However, it’s important to note that social media teases don’t always translate into actual starts. Nonetheless, if Vieira does start, it would represent a substantial decision for Arteta to make regarding the lineup.

Arsenal drop early team news hint amid Mikel Arteta’s Martin Odegaard worry vs Sheffield United

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