The midfielder of Arsenal Smith Rowe has encountered with surgery on a difficult groin injury and cannot come back to training action till a minimum end of December, the Premier League leaders aforesaid on Thursday.

The Smith Rowe,  had a escape campaign last season with ten league goals, has had restricted game time this season with solely four substitute appearances, his last match coming back  at the initial of the month against Manchester United.

“Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin,” Arsenal said in a statement.

“This successful surgery took place in London in the past few days and Emile’s rehabilitation programmed is already underway. We are hopeful that Emile will return to full training in December.”

The 22-year-old isn’t expected to miss too several games thanks to the mid-season break in Nov and December for the world Cup, however he can sit out seven rounds of Premier League matches with the exception of Arsenal’s Europe League and League Cup commitments.

On Saturday Arsenal next host north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur within the league.


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