Some Arsenal fans react to Arteta's injury update on Smith Rowe

Sam Preston March 10, 2021
Some Arsenal fans react to Arteta's injury update on Smith Rowe
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Mikel Arteta says Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe is close to a return from injury.

Arteta has conducted his press conference ahead of the first leg of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Olympiacos and was asked about Smith Rowe.

“Yes, he’s close to returning and he’s going to have a full session today to see if he can be involved in tomorrow’s game,” said Arteta.

“After training we will know exactly where we are with him.”

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Of course that raises the prospect he will be involved against the Greek outfit tomorrow night.

They knocked Arsenal out of last year’s competition so the Gunners know they cannot take anything for granted.

Smith Rowe was flying along before his injury and there were no shortage of Gunners fans on Twitter reacting to the news.

Here’s how Arteta’s update went down on Twitter ahead of tomorrow night’s game:

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.