Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said on BT Sport 1 (2:13pm, February 28, 2021) that Emile Smith Rowe suffered a muscular injury against Leicester City today.
Smith Rowe started for Arsenal in their Premier League game against Leicester away from home at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League this afternoon.
The 20-year-old attacking midfielder had to be taken off in the 42nd minute, with Martin Odegaard – on loan from Real Madrid – replacing him, as the Gunners won 3-1.
Arteta has said that the English youngster has a muscular injury, and he is hopeful that he will not be out for long.
Arteta said on BT Sport 1 (2:13pm, February 28, 2021): “It was a muscular injury. He wasn’t feeling very comfortable to carry on playing, so we decided to take him out. Hopefully it’s not too much.”
Smith Rowe has been playing pretty regularly for Arsenal in recent weeks and has established himself as an important figure in the team.
According to WhoScored, the 20-year-old has provided four assists in 12 Premier League games, and has scored one goal and provided two assists in five Europa League matches for the Gunners so far this season.
Arsenal fans will hope that the injury suffered by the youngster is not bad, and that he is able to return to action soon.