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New setback for Mikel Arteta as Arsenal star gets injured while in training



( Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta / Photo via Getty )

Arsenal’s talented midfielder, Emile Smith Rowe, faced a setback during training as he sustained an ankle injury whilst attempting to evade a slide tackle, as revealed by journalist Charles Watts. The unfortunate incident occurred on a Thursday session, where Smith Rowe landed awkwardly, resulting in bruising and swelling that raised concerns over his immediate fitness. Despite his eagerness to push through the pain barrier and continue playing, Arsenal opted to prioritize his well-being and avoid any unnecessary risks, leading to the decision to sideline him temporarily. Fortunately, the injury is not expected to sideline the star player for an extended period, offering a glimmer of hope for a swift recovery and return to action.

Smith Rowe, who has featured in eight league matches for the Gunners this season and contributed with one assist, has been a valuable asset in Arsenal’s midfield setup, showcasing his creativity, vision, and technical prowess on the field. His absence due to the recent injury will undoubtedly be felt by the team, given his impact and influence in guiding the team’s attacking play and orchestrating goal-scoring opportunities.


EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS – DECEMBER 12: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Champions League match between PSV Eindhoven and Arsenal FC at Philips Stadion on December 12, 2023 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

As Arsenal navigates through the challenges posed by Smith Rowe’s injury, the club will look to other talented individuals to step up and fill the void left by the sidelined star. With the player’s determination to overcome the setback and return to action soon, Arsenal fans can remain optimistic about his swift recovery and subsequent comeback to bolster the team’s campaign in the ongoing season.

While Smith Rowe’s injury represents a temporary setback for Arsenal, the resilient midfielder’s commitment to healing and returning stronger reflects his unwavering dedication to the team’s cause.

Hello there, Am Mumbere Ausbel from Uganda and I am a writer at Arsenal True Fans and I love watching football matches so much because it's my favourite sport. I am an optimistic person who usually likes to look at the good side of everything.

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