A huge blow has hit English Premier League leaders Arsenal as their midfielder Emile Smith Rowe will be out for some months after the player had surgery on a groin injury. According to reports, the English Player is out until December which means he will miss the World Cup.
The 22-year-old has made four brief substitute outings this season. In the last of those, which was a defeat at Manchester United, he suffered “a significant setback”. A report from the club Arsenal says: “In recent months, Emile Smith Rowe has been experiencing discomfort in his groin, which has limited his training and match appearances.”
The statement also said: “Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 4 September, and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin.
He had successful surgery in London in the past few days and Emile’s rehabilitation programme is already underway. They said they are hopeful that he will return to full training in December.