The midfielder was substituted before half-time in the Gunners' Sunday match against Leicester City.
started his 12th match of the season forArsenal
in their Sunday match against the Foxes. However, the midfielder was replaced withMartin Odegaard
in the 42nd minute due to injury. In a post-match interview,
has expressed his hope that the 20-year-old won’t miss any matches due to his ‘muscular injury’.
"It was a muscular injury, he wasn't feeling very comfortable so we decided to take him out,"
said the Spaniard.
"Hopefully it's not too bad.
"It's insane the number of games and minutes these players are playing without any pre-season or break."
Asked about his team’s performance againstLeicester City
, Arteta responded:
"I'm really proud of the team, the character we showed,"
said the Arsenal manager.
"We looked composed, confident, the energy and the positiveness around the team was really good."