Mikel Arteta has revealed that Emile Smith Rowe is dealing with a minor injury, and that was a factor in his substitution in the 3-2 defeat to Man Utd on Thursday.
The 20-year-old opened the scoring at Old Trafford, his fifth Premier League goal of the season, but looked tired in the second half and was substituted midway by Bukayo Saka.
Ahead of Monday’s trip to Everton, the Arsenal boss said: “He was a bit uncomfortable during the game and we decided to take him off the pitch. He is progressing well in the last few days, so we have to wait until tomorrow to see how he is.”
Last week, Granit Xhaka was ahead of schedule to recover from a knee injury, and Arteta did not rule out a return for the game at Goodison Park.
“This week he has progressed back to another level and tomorrow we will assess how he is, chat with him and decide when is the best time to start for him. exposure to games,” he said.
“He is progressing well, he is doing all the right things and he feels better but no more news on that.
“It’s very positive because the evolution that he’s doing is great, he’s partially training with the team and he’s on the right track.
“We miss him, he was one of our leaders, one of the senior players to add something very valuable to the team and hopefully we can have him back soon. again.”
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