Arsenal have suffered an injury scare during the international break as Martin Odegaard limped out of Norway’s clash against Gibraltar.
The on-loan Real Madrid midfielder appeared to roll his ankle and was forced off, leaving the Gunners sweating over his fitness.
Odegaard has impressed since arriving at the Emirates and the Londoners are keen to make his switch from Los Blancos a permanent one in the summer.
But there will be concerns from Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta as to the severity of the injury and any potential layoff for the Norwegian.
Odegaard has left the door firmly open to an extended stay with the Gunners, despite their position in the Premier League.
Arsenal sit ninth, nine points off the top four, and barring a miraculous end to the campaign will need to win the Europa League to secure a place on the continent’s top table next term.
But Odegaard has made it clear to Real he wants certain criteria to be met for him to stay in the Spanish capital, otherwise he will look to ply his trade elsewhere.
“I haven’t thought about what’ll happen in summer. The deal with Arsenal is until the end of season. We’ll see what happens this summer,” he told a press conference while on international duty.
“I’ve said things before that I still stand for: Stability and development are key words.”