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Arsenal handed injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash
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Arsenal handed injury boost ahead of Slavia Prague clash

Arsenal will be going into the Europa League quarter-final clash against Slavia Prague on Thursday with major confidence after being boosted by the return of Emile Smith Rowe, Granit Xhaka, and Bukayo Saka. The trio trained on Tuesday ahead of what could be a season-defining game for the Londoners. The three of them played no part in the 3 nil loss to Liverpool in the Premier League at the Emirates on Saturday. Xhaka missed the game due to illness while Saka and Smith Rowe were nursing hamstring and hip issues respectively. Mikel Arteta will be pleased with the return of the trio ahead of the first leg of the Europa League game against Slavia Prague at the Emirates on Thursday. READ: Home sides start on a high on day 1 of 2020/21 UCL quarterfinals However, whether the player...
Stop picking Odegaard if he won’t sign a permanent deal
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Stop picking Odegaard if he won’t sign a permanent deal

Paul Merson has asked Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta to stop picking Martin Odegaard for games if the midfielder is not going to make his move to the club permanent. The Norwegian is spending the second half of the 2020/21 season at the Emirates on loan from Real Madrid after finding game time difficult to come by under Zinedine Zidane. The North Londoners do not have the option of making the deal permanent and will need to return to the negotiation table in the summer if they wish to make a deal happen after the loan expires. Regardless, Odegaard's future at Real Madrid remains uncertain although reports suggest that the Norway captain has prioritized making it in Real Madrid. Meanwhile, Merson feels that Odegaard's arrival is hampering Emile Smith Rowe's development at the Emirate...
Arteta asked to play Emile Smith Rowe ahead of Willian and Pepe
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Arteta asked to play Emile Smith Rowe ahead of Willian and Pepe

Ian Wright has advised Arsenal to give Emile Smith Rowe more game time ahead of the likes of Willian and Nicolas Pepe or regret losing him. Smith Rowe has started the last three games for the Gunners under the tutelage of Mikel Arteta and the three games have ended in victories for the North Londoners. Therefore, Ian Wright has urged Arteta to stick with the 20-year-old in upcoming games or lose the potential the Englishman possesses. It can be recalled that Arsenal let Serge Gnabry leave for just £5million back in 2016 and the German international has established himself as a mainstay at Bayern Munich. In a chat with Wrighty's House Podcast, he said: 'It must be brilliant going into training at the moment for someone like Emile Smith Rowe. READ: Keane – Fernandes must do mo...