Emile Smith-Rowe has “turned his ankle” in training, confirms Mikel Arteta and that’s why he was absent from Arsenal’s squad for West Ham’s game.
An unexpected setback for Arsenal as talented midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe found himself sidelined for the recent clash against West Ham due to an ankle injury sustained in training. Manager Mikel Arteta confirmed the unfortunate incident, shedding light on the reason behind Smith-Rowe’s absence from the squad.
The revelation comes as a blow for both the player and the team, given Smith-Rowe’s pivotal role in Arsenal’s midfield. Known for his creativity, dynamic play, and an eye for goal, the young Englishman was a standout performer for the Gunners last to last and last season.
Arteta, addressing the press, expressed concern for Smith-Rowe’s well-being and emphasized the importance of managing player fitness to avoid absences. The manager did not delve into the severity of the ankle injury but assured fans that the club’s medical staff would be working diligently to facilitate Smith-Rowe’s swift recovery.