Premier League: Mikel Arteta focuses on new signings in January transfer window as Arsenal shed fringe players
The Arsenal boss, speaking ahead of Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round match at Southampton, would not be drawn on reports linking the club with a loan move for Real's attacking midfielder Odegaard.
Another draw or defeat for Schalke would have matched the German league record of 31 winless games set more than 50 years ago.
Bundesliga: Bottom-ranked Schalke hoping to avoid record-equalling winless run by beating Hoffenheim
Having joined Arsenal in 2017, Kolasinac, a product of Schalke's academy, returns on loan until the end of the season to help the club fight relegation after nearly thirty consecutive years in Germany's top flight.
With Thomas Partey, Pablo Mari and Gabriel Martinelli all sidelined heading into Sunday's game, winger Willian and Bukayo Saka failed to finish the contest after respectively picking up a muscular problem and what appeared to be a knee injury.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta did not reveal if Willian will be dropped for Sunday's Premier League trip to Leeds.
Mari, 26, helped Flamengo win the Brazilian Serie A title and the Copa Libertadores last year after joining them from Manchester City in July.
Premier League: Second man pleads guilty to attempted robbery of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac
A second man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to trying to rob Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac of their watches in a moped ambush.
Premier League: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goal earns Arsenal draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford
Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Arsenal on Monday in a Premier League game which was a poor imitation of some of the past classic clashes between the rival clubs.
Premier League: Two charged over attempted robbery of Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac, says report
Germany midfielder Ozil and Bosnia defender Kolasinac were targeted by knife-wielding men riding mopeds who tried to car-jack them in north London on 25 July.
Premier League: Arsenal held 'big discussion around gangs' after Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac incidents
In an apparent attempted carjacking, Arsenal player Sead Kolasinac jumped out of a vehicle to confront masked aggressors. A separate incident led to two men being charged with a public order offense outside Ozil's house.
Premier League: Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac in contention for Arsenal return in Burnley game, confirms Unai Emery
Arsenal manager Unai Emery will have Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac available for Burnley's visit to the Emirates on Saturday after the pair missed last weekend's trip to Newcastle over security fears.
London metropolitan police charges two men for last month attack on Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac
Former Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil and the Bosnia defender Sead Kolasinac were targeted last month by masked and armed attackers who chased their car through London.
Premier League: Arsenal's Mesut Ozil, Sead Kolasinac to miss Newcastle game with police investigating 'further security incidents'
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac were caught in an attempted car-jacking in the English capital last month, with the defender leaping from the vehicle to confront the knife-wielding raiders while the former Germany international sped off to safety.
Premier League: Moussa Dembele strikes twice as Lyon come from behind to beat Arsenal in pre-season friendly
After the break, with changes taking place for much of the half, Lyon battled back and Dembele struck either side of Martinelli having a debut Emirates Stadium goal ruled out for handball
Arsenal footballers Sead Kolasinac and Mesut Ozil fought off knife-wielding car-jackers in a terrifying ordeal in north London which was captured on video and circulated on social media.
Europa League: Arsenal overcome first-leg deficit to see off Rennes; Chelsea rout Dynamo Kiev to reach quarter-finals
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spearheaded Arsenal's revival by scoring twice in a 3-0 win over Rennes to reach the Europa League quarter-finals 4-3 on aggregate, as Chelsea and Napoli also booked a last-eight spot on Thursday
Premier League: Arsenal boss Unai Emery not worried about clean sheet against Huddersfield, says winning all that matters
Unai Emery said he is not worried Arsenal were unable to keep a first away clean sheet of the season as first half goals from Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazatte secured a 2-1 win at struggling Huddersfield.
Premier League: Arsenal ride on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's brace to see off Burnley, return to winning ways
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice as Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory against Burnley on Saturday as Mesut Ozil was restored to the starting line-up as captain.
Premier League: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seals victory over Bournemouth as Arsenal extend unbeaten run to 17 matches
Unai Emery's Arsenal side took the lead through Jefferson Lerma's bizarre own goal before Josh King equalised on the stroke of half-time at Dean Court. Aubameyang netted his eighth league goal of the season midway through the second half
Premier League: Arsenal manager Unai Emery to keep faith in Petr Cech for crucial clash against Chelsea
Arsenal manager Unai Emery will keep faith with goalkeeper Petr Cech for his return to Chelsea on Saturday.