Arsenal deal a heavy blow as star player to be dropped from national team due to severity of injury: reports

According to RMC Sport, Arsenal defender William Saliba will be dropped from the France squad following his injury. Saliba suffered a back injury against Sporting CP in the UEFA Europa League second leg at the Emirates on 16 March.

The center-back was part of France’s squad for the next qualifying matches for the Eurocup against the Netherlands and Ireland. However, Saliba might have to be cut from the team.

came out He has made 33 appearances for the North Londoners this season, helping the club keep 13 clean sheets in all competitions. He also made an appearance for Les Bleus during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The 21-year-old has represented the France team eight times so far in his international career.

Arsenal captain Martin Odegaard stressed the importance of the rest of the season

Arsenal suffered a heartbreaking elimination in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 penalty shootout against Primeira Liga side Sporting CP.

However, club captain Martin Odegaard urged the team not to let defeat get to their hearts. Rather, the Norwegian pointed out that the remaining 11 Premier league the matches are all equivalent to cup finals for the league leaders.

Speaking after the Europa League clash, Odegaard said (via Arsenal’s official website):

“We have 11 finals left and that’s it, that’s the main focus now. It starts now in the locker room to recover well and change the focus, so that’s what we have to do”.

Arsenal will face Crystal Palace in a Premier League home game on March 19. Speaking about the game, the Norwegian attacking midfielder said:

“I guess some players are tired, the ones who played the whole game of course, but we’re going to recover well and make sure we’re ready for Sunday, that’s the only thing we can do now.”

The Gunners have 66 points on the scoreboard in 27 games. They currently have a five point lead over second placed Manchester City.

The clash against Crystal Palace will be the last game for the North Londoners before the start of the international break.

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