Meanwhile, Arteta has received some good news on his star man, after he recovered from a foot injury to play for Norway on Saturday.
Odegaard captained his country for the second time in their World Cup qualifying clash against Turkey – although he was on the losing side as the Scandinavians lost 3-0 to Turkey.
He had worn the armband for the first time in their win over Gibraltar in midweek, but hobbled off with a foot injury.
Arteta will now hope Odegaard comes through Tuesday’s match against Montenegro unscathed ahead of Arsenal’s return to Premier League action at home to Liverpool on Saturday.
That game will be followed by the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final against Slavia Prague as the Gunners target a route into next season’s Champions League.