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Arsenal’s Odegaard Ready for Decisive Bayern Clash, Boosts Champions League Hopes

In a significant uplift for Arsenal, team captain Martin Odegaard has confirmed his readiness for the upcoming critical Champions League quarter-final showdown with Bayern Munich. This announcement comes after concerns about his fitness following a recent match setback.

Arsenal’s preparations for their pivotal match against Bayern Munich in Germany received a major boost as Martin Odegaard, their esteemed captain, participated in the Tuesday training session at London Colney. This development follows Odegaard’s injury scare during last Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Aston Villa, where he experienced discomfort, igniting worries about his ability to play in Wednesday’s crucial game.

Despite the setback, the Norwegian midfielder’s recovery is timely as the Gunners aim to capitalize on their first-leg performance, which ended in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal’s squad strength is further bolstered with no new injuries reported, setting the stage for a strong lineup as they depart for Munich Tuesday afternoon.

The only absentee for Arsenal will be Jurrien Timber, who is nearing recovery from a significant knee injury suffered earlier in the season. On the opposing side, Bayern Munich welcomes back key players, goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and winger Leroy Sane, who both missed the last Bundesliga game but returned to training on Monday.

Bayern, however, will face the absence of Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman due to injuries, and Alphonso Davies due to suspension, ahead of the intense battle that awaits in the Champions League quarter-finals.

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