- Mikel Arteta has revealed that Martin Odegaard and Aaron Ramsdale will need to be assessed after they picked injuries against Aston Villa
- The Arsenal boss is already without the services of key players, including Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny
- The Gunners remain the only side yet to drop points this season, picking 15 points from their last five outings
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is facing major injury concerns within his squad just weeks into the new season.
The Gunners have enjoyed a bright start to the campaign and are the only side who have maintained a 100% record so far.
The north Londoners are yet to drop points in five of their opening matches, with the scintillating run of form having them topping the standings with 15 points.
However, Arsenal's resolve could be put to test in the coming days following injuries to four key players.
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Martin Odegaard joins Arsenal's growing list of injured players
Martin Odegaard is the latest player to join the treatment table after it was suspected the Arsenal skipper picked an ankle injury while in action against Aston Villa.
The development was confirmed by Arteta, who revealed Odegaard will need to be assessed further alongside Aaron Ramsdale, who also appeared to have picked an injury.
"Yeah, he got a bad kick, as you could see, and he was struggling. He was in pain. Let’s assess him," Arteta said on Odegaard's condition.
Odegaard and Ramsdale now join the pair of Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny, who are currently sidelined.
"(Partey) He’s going to be out for a while, but we don’t know how long that period is going to be," Arteta divulged via Metro UK.
The worrying news comes at a time Arsenal are preparing to travel to Old Trafford on Sunday, September 4, to take on Manchester United.
Oleksandr Zinchenko mistaken for pitch invader
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Oleksandr Zinchenko was almost grabbed by a steward who mistook him for a pitch invader during the comeback win against Fulham on Saturday, August 27.
The Ukranian has been impressive since coming to the Emirates from Manchester City, but had to sit out the London derby against Fulham due to injury.
Arsenal were looking for a fourth straight win to maintain their lead at the top of the table, but things almost threatened to go awry after a howler from Gabriel saw the inform Aleksandar Mitrović get the opening goal.
Source: Sports Brief News