Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Arsenal confirm Smith Rowe injury ‘not significant’

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.

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Phew! What a relief!


Just don’t include him tomorrow. Thanks.

Kelvin Kingsley

Simple and clear

Reality check

Xhaka Partey
KT Gab Luiz Cedric

Willian, Laca, Martinelli, Bellerin, Dani, Holding …

If we click we can really do some damage, league is opening up every week and their is no clear favourite in the Europa. You never know, Villa didn’t expect to play so well neither did Everton. I think we have developed some automatic, build up is much smoother and one twos are getting more frequent.

David C

Burnley are going to sit deep. It’s a better game for Laca up top and Auba on the left if he starts. Also, Pablo Mari and Luiz at CB.


Would rather not see Luiz in against Burnley. Makes me nervous for some reason.

Quentin Quarantino

Why would David Luiz make anyone nervous? I can’t think why…


You’d start with no goalkeeper? Risky move.

Phil Neal

Bold decision boss.


Should work fine, if the extra player allows you to keep possession all the time.. Sounds like something Pep Guardiola would try actually 🤔


ISTR Stuart Pearce saying that his wife had to point out that same mistake when he drew up his first team sheet at Citeh.

Naked Cygan

We shouldn’t risk any injured or first team players for this game. The 2nd team should play. We need our A team fit and ready for Thursday with no excuses for fatigue. If they need a rest then this is the time.


Afraid I have to disagree. Tomorrow is a must-win if we want to keep our hopes of a top 6 finish alive. The players just a week of rest, a bit of rotation might be good but we must send a strong team.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

I’m still keeping the faith too.
The remaining 12 fixtures are quite intriguing; 6 of those games are against all the current bottom 6, and 4 of those games are against top six rivals (Everton, West Ham, Spurs, Liverpool).

So plenty of points to be won from the relegation fodder, and plenty of games to take points off our rivals. It’s still in our hands.

7th would also get a European spot though if a top 6 club win the FA Cup and League Cup.

naked cygan

Top 6? Are you having a laugh?


No, it’s called supporting your team, we’re only a few points behind and it isn’t over until it’s over.

Gooner In Canada

I really hope ESR does not become our new Jack Wilshere (i.e. loads of talent and promise, but hampered by injuries).

Man Manny

Runarsson is back running again.

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