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Some Arsenal fans have taken to Twitter to give their reaction to manager Mikel Arteta’s comments on Emile Smith Rowe.

What’s the story?

Arsenal will take on Norwich City at the Emirates Stadium in North London this weekend.

The Gunners will be aiming to pick up their first points of the new Premier League season.

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Arteta’s side have lost their opening three league games this campaign.

Smith Rowe could miss the match against Norwich due to illness, according to Arteta.

Arteta told Football.London about Smith Rowe yesterday: “He’s carrying an illness. He’s not been feeling good and could not stay there.

“The England national team was really positive about letting him go because everybody could see that he wasn’t available. Let’s see how he is in the next couple of days.”

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What are Arsenal fans saying?

As you can see from the tweets below, Arsenal fans are disappointed to hear that Smith Rowe could miss the match against Norwich due to illness.

Well, some of them anyway.

The 21-year-old is a very good and promising young attacking midfielder who is an important player in the Arsenal team.

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The youngster was described as “very technical” and “very powerful at the same time” by former Arsenal star and ex-interim manager Freddie Ljungberg on BT Sports 3 (7:21pm, April 29, 2021).

The Arsenal no.10 scored two goals and gave four assists in 18 Premier League starts, and scored one goal and provided three assists in eight Europa League starts for the Gunners last season.

Under normal circumstances, you would expect any Arsenal team to ease past a side who have just been promoted from the Championship.

However, getting even a point against Norwich will not be easy for an Arsenal side who have not scored and have conceded nine goals in three Premier League games already this season.

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