Arsenal have confirmed that the injury sustained by Emile Smith Rowe is not considered a serious one, and the midfielder will be assessed ahead of Saturday’s trip to Burnley.
The 20 year old had to come off just before half-time in the 3-1 win over Leicester last Sunday, replaced by Martin Odegaard.
In the latest injury update, the club said, “Emile was substituted just before half time at Leicester City last Sunday with discomfort in his hip.
“Assessments and scans this week have shown that it is not a significant injury.
“Emile will be assessed and checked regarding his availability ahead of Saturday’s match.”
It remains to be seen if he will be risked for Burnley, but with a replacement of the quality of the Norwegian at Mikel Arteta’s disposal, the manager can give Smith Rowe a bit more time to recover.
The looming prospect of Europa League Round of 16 games sandwiching a North London derby means we need to keep as many players as fit as possible, but the Gunners have had the benefit of a rare free week to recharge the batteries before tomorrow’s visit to Turf Moor.
There are no other reported injury problems before this game, although Alex Runarsson has returned to full training following a knee injury.