Saltens suffers from feeling in his thigh – uncertain for Arsenal match – VG

Saltens suffers from feeling in his thigh - uncertain for Arsenal match - VG
Doubt: Kjetil Knutsen in conversation with Ulrik Saltnes after the 0-3 loss in the Emirates a week ago.

BODØ (VG) Ulrik Saltnes (29) did not train with the rest of the team the day before the Arsenal meet, and is unsure about Thursday’s big game.


Feeling in the back of the thigh means veteran Bodo/Glimt is highly doubtful for a home encounter with Arsenal.

He’ll test tomorrow and then we’ll get the answer. It’s unclear, Kjetil Knutsen tells VG.

Shortly before Wednesday’s press conference, the indoor runner plugged in his earplugs, got on his bike, and headed home — without participating in training with his teammates.

The Saltins started off the bench in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Sanddefjord, but took a knock as they entered the second half.

If Saltniss doesn’t pull it off, he will obviously be the signing of Denmark’s Albert Grunbeck, who will replace him alongside Hugo Vettelsen and Patrick Berg in the Bodeau/Glimt midfield.

Amal Pellegrino did not train on Wednesday either, but Knutsen confirmed he was in the process of adjusting the load and said he was ready for Thursday.

At the same time, English media reported that Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus did not participate in Wednesday’s training, which was carried out by the English Premier League leaders at their training center in London before heading to Bodo.

Arsenal beat Liverpool 3-2 in Sunday’s big game at the Emirates Stadium. Head coach Mikel Arteta is likely to once again make several changes to the team that will be working on artificial turf at Aspmyra on Thursday.

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– We must dare to be ourselves tomorrow and leave it. We weren’t very good at it in the Emirates, and I hope we see a slightly freer version tomorrow, says the Glimt coach before the big game at Aspmyra.

Arteta and captain Martin Odegaard meet with the press at Aspmyra on Wednesday night. Thursday’s match is the fourth of six rounds of the Europa League group stage, but Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven have a game in hand after their meeting was postponed due to the death of Queen Elizabeth.

Bodo / Glimt – Arsenal starts at 18:45 on Thursday and is shown on TV3+.

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