- Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe has been ruled out for two months with a groin injury
- The 22-year-old underwent surgery early this week and has already started recovery sessions
- Losing Smith Rowe will probably dent the Gunners' depth as they look to fight for the Premier League this season
Arsenal will be without Emile Smith Rowe until at least December as he recovers from his groin surgery this week.
The groin problem has plagued and disrupted the youngster this season. The issue was aggravated during a warm-down after Arsenal's 3-1 defeat at Old Trafford earlier this month.
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Arsenal's depth has been dealt a blow following Smith Rowe's surgery, which is set to keep him out of the team for two months, according to Arsenal.
The groin problem has derailed Smith Rowe's 2022/23 season He failed to start a single match. playing just 47 minutes for Mikel Arteta's side.
Arsenal reveal the extent of Smith Rowe's groin issue
As Arsenal look to challenge for the Premier League this season, Smith Rowe's contribution would have been valuable. The club said the youngster undergoing surgery is the best course of action.
"Further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin."
"This successful surgery took place in London in the past few days and Emile’s rehabilitation programme is already underway."
According to football.london, the 22-year-old Gunner had a breakout season in 2021/22, scoring 10 goals and two assists in 33 league matches.
Smith Rowe will now miss the World Cup in Qatar this November but returns at a period when fixtures begin to pile up.
Key Arsenal players to miss the North London Derby
Sports Brief earlier reported on key Arsenal players set to miss the North London Derby versus Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's early kick-off.
Both sides have made impressive starts to the season, and their game will determine who can go all the way.
The likes of Thomas Partey, Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Martin Odegaard and Oleksandr Zinchenko are yet to be given a clean bill of health ahead of the huge clash.
Source: Sports Brief News