Arsenal will be without Emile Smith Rowe ahead of this weekend’s north London derby in what is a gutting blow to manager Mikel Arteta… What’s the latest? The club announced on Thursday that the young attacking midfielder has undergone surgery to resolve a long-standing groin problem that has been affecting him for several months.
There is plenty to dissect on the injury front ahead of Gameweek 9 of Fantasy Premier League (FPL), with Premier League and FPL managers alike having to deal with various fitness issues picked up over the international break. We’ll be covering all of the team news quotes from the Premier League press conferences being held over the next two days, starting with this round-up of Thursday’s media gatherings.
Arsenal midfielder's fitness issues have limited him to just four substitute appearances in the Premier League this season Arsenal and England midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has been ruled out of action until December at the earliest after undergoing groin surgery this week. Smith Rowe has been dogged by a series of niggling injuries in recent months and suffered another setback following the match against Manchester United on September 4.
Charles Watts| Emile Smith Rowe has undergone groin surgery and will not play again until December at the earliest, Arsenal have announced. Smith Rowe's surgery a success Arsenal hopeful of December return Won't be available for World Cup WHAT HAPPENED? The Gunners released a statement on Thursday confirming the 22-year-old had gone under the knife ''to repair a damaged tendon in his groin''.
Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has had surgery on a groin injury and the club hope he will return to training in December. The 22-year-old has made four brief substitute outings this season. In the last of those, which was a defeat at Manchester United, he suffered "a significant setback".
Arsenal forward Emile Smith Rowe has undergone surgery on a long-term groin injury. The 22-year-old has managed just 48 minutes of football across four substitute appearances so far this season. A niggling groin complaint has troubled the England international for some time and the Gunners announced on Thursday that Smith Rowe now faces over two months on the sidelines after going under the knife.
The youngster has undergone surgery for an injury that has plagued his season so far. Arsenal have announced that star attacker Emile Smith Rowe has undergone major surgery to help recover from a long-term injury. In a statement released on the club's website, it says: "In recent months, Emile Smith Rowe has been experiencing discomfort in his groin, which has limited his training and match appearances.
BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal star Emile Smith-Rowe ruled out for at least two months - and might not play again until Christmas
Arsenal star Emile Smith-Rowe has been ruled out for at least two months after undergoing surgery on a groin injury. The club said in a statement that they were hopeful the 22-year-old, who can play as an attacking midfielder or winger, will return to full training in December.
Ivan Toney has jokingly labelled Arsenal players as "a bit cringey" for repeatedly using his gloating social media post as motivation to beat Brentford. The 26-year-old described Brentford's 2-0 win over Arsenal on the opening day of last season as a "nice kickabout with the boys" on Twitter.
Mikel Arteta admits he is concerned about Emile Smith Rowe's ongoing injury issues Emile Smith Rowe has had a frustrating start to the season so far. The youngster has had multiple setbacks with injury issues which has prevented him from getting real minutes. This is a clear frustration for the midfielder, which was proven after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester United where he was seen dejected after suffering another injury during the post-match warm-down.
COMMENT: Emile Smith Rowe. Poor fitness. Poorer form. And the manager calling him out in public. It really has come at him fast this season. The question is, does Arsenal's No10 have it in him to overcome...? At 22, Smith Rowe is no longer a project.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta admits Emile Smith Rowe is struggling with a groin strain. Arteta was asked about the midfielder's situation today. He said, "That's been an ongoing issue that he's had. He's had some discomfort in the groin area and hasn't had any continuity this season.
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Cops hunt Stokes after he misses sentencing Former Arsenal star Anthony Stokes is being hunted by police after he failed to appear in court for sentencing. The striker, 34, was expected at Hamilton Sheriff Court today after admitting stalking his ex-girlfriend Eilidh Scott. But the court heard Stokes had not responded to calls from social workers trying to create a background report on him.
Arsenal are hopeful of tying down youngster Gabriel Martinelli to a new long-term deal. The Gunners are very happy with the 21-year-old winger's progress under manager Mikel Arteta. Martinelli is first-choice for the team on the left-wing, ahead of Emile Smith Rowe at present. According to Calciomercato, Martinelli does have two more years to run on his present deal.
Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe could require surgery on his groin injury, according to a worrying claim from injury expert Ben Dinnery. The Lowdown: Smith Rowe out injured The 22-year-old has been dealing with the issue for a number of months but he broke down last weekend following the Gunners’ 3-1 defeat away to Manchester United.
Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has delivered a welcome boost to the Gunners by reporting back for training. The England international was reported to be "distressed" after warming down following the Man Utd defeat and had to return to the changing rooms nursing an injury. However, team-mate Cedric Soares shared an image with Smith Rowe on a pair of exercise bikes.
Emile Smith Rowe missed Arsenal's 2-1 win over FC Zurich through injury, but looks to be on the road to recovery Premier League & EFL: This weekend's matches postponed Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is back in light training following an injury scare. The 22-year-old was a second half substitute in last weekend's 3-1 loss away at Manchester United, but it's what happened in the aftermath of the game at Old Trafford that was a cause for concern, especially with the transfer window closed and the Gunners a little light in central midfield and on the flanks.