Arsenal duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martin Odegard are expected to qualify for the North London derby

Arsenal duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martin Audegaard were expected to be FIT for the North London Derby after suffering calf problems… The Norwegian said his expected to play for the country

  • Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martin Odegard could return from injury soon
  • Both have recently suffered calf problems and have missed Arsenal matches.
  • Neither have serious injuries and could face Tottenham next week.
  • Audegaard is set to join the Norwegian squad and could play this week

Arsenal duo Oleksandr Zinchenko and Martin Odegard should be available for next weekend’s North London derby, according to reports.

Zinchenko missed the Gunners’ 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday after returning to the squad after injury.

According to Metro, however, both sides are set to return to the squad for a crunch tie with rivals Tottenham, which could extend Mikel Arteta’s side’s lead at the top of the Premier League table to four points.

Mikel Arteta will receive an injury boost ahead of Arsenal’s game against Tottenham.

Oleksandr Zinchenko plans to return to fitness soon

Martin Oudegaard is also expected to be in good shape next weekend.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (left) and Martin Odegaard (right) will soon return to fitness

Zinchenko has missed three Premier League games this season with a calf problem.

He returned to the Gunners side in a 3–1 defeat to Manchester United, but missed the game at Brentford Community Stadium after picking up another knock.

He missed Ukraine’s 3-0 defeat to Scotland last night and is expected to miss the second half of the international campaign against Armenia.

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Meanwhile, Odegaard also missed the Brentford game with a knock, but his calf problem is not believed to be serious.

The 23-year-old is currently being examined by Arsenal medical staff in London, but could join Norway for this international break.

Martin Odegaard will join the Norwegian squad during this international break

Martin Odegaard will join the Norwegian squad during this international break

Arsenal face Antonio Conte's Tottenham in next Saturday's North London derby

Arsenal face Antonio Conte’s Tottenham in next Saturday’s North London derby

Arsenal have started the season well and are top of the league after seven games. So far they have 6 wins and 1 loss.

But they weren’t helped by next weekend’s game kicking off early on Saturday, and face a tough test against Tottenham and Liverpool after a sensible start to the season fixture.

However, Arteta’s side seem to have bounced back from the disappointment of missing out on last season’s Champions League qualification and have won one Europa League so far.

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