Emile Smith Rowe hasn’t kicked a ball in anger since his goalscoring performance for Arsenal against Vorskla in Kiev last November.
Since then the 18-year-old has been trying to shake off a groin strain that has meant he’s not played for RB Leipzig despite moving to the German club in January.
Thankfully, the attacking midfielder is on the mend and having returned to first team training looks set to make his Bundesliga debut.
Providing an update on the status of his squad ahead of their clash with Wolfsburg at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday, coach Ralf Rangnick said, “Emile Smith Rowe will more than likely be in the squad for the first time. He’s trained all week and gives us another option.
“He’s shown in training why we took him on loan. He’s got a brilliant mixture of good physique, speed and an unbelievably good shooting technique.
“If the game allows it, it’s possible that we’ll bring him on.”
Lepizig, currently third in the league, have six games left of the Bundesliga season and are in the semi-finals of the DFB Cup where they’ll face Hamburg. Fingers crossed our boy can get a few games in before he returns to Arsenal in the summer.