Journalist Charles Watts has claimed that the injury news surrounding Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe will come as a ‘big blow’ as he looks set for a spell on the sidelines.
Speaking in a recent press conference, manager Mikel Arteta was able to provide an update on the situation, but it didn’t look too great as the Spaniard confirmed Smith Rowe will miss the club’s Europa League game with FC Zurich this week.
The Arsenal boss said: “He felt discomfort in an area that [he’s been dealing with] now for a few weeks. He wasn’t comfortable after the game and he hasn’t trained in the last few days, so he’s out of the squad.”
In response to this news, while talking on his own YouTube channel, Watts outlined his own concerns, saying: “Not great for Smith Rowe, he’s had a very stop-start start to the season once again. Just as he did for the second half of last season when injury started to really sort of impact his body.