Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe Sidelined with Ankle Injury Ahead of West Ham Clash

Arsenal‘s midfield woes deepen as Emile Smith Rowe succumbs to yet another injury setback, this time suffering an ankle injury in training ahead of the Gunners’ clash with West Ham. Manager Mikel Arteta disclosed the unfortunate news, revealing that Smith Rowe’s ankle ailment renders him unfit for selection for the upcoming fixture.

Smith Rowe, who has grappled with injuries in recent seasons, has endured a challenging campaign, starting just two games for Arsenal thus far. The England international’s absence from the squad for the West Ham match underscores the persistent nature of his injury struggles.

In a pre-match interview, Arteta addressed Smith Rowe’s injury, indicating that the midfielder turned his ankle in training, resulting in his unavailability for the upcoming game. However, Arteta refrained from divulging the severity of Smith Rowe’s injury, leaving fans and pundits alike in suspense regarding the extent of the setback.

Smith Rowe’s absence poses a significant blow to Arsenal’s midfield depth and creative options, further complicating Arteta’s selection decisions for the West Ham clash. As Arsenal navigates through injury challenges, the hope remains that Smith Rowe’s recovery will be swift, allowing him to return to action and contribute to the team’s aspirations shortly.