Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed Emile Smith Rowe did not suffer a “significant” hip injury in the 3-1 win over Leicester at the weekend.
The 20-year-old had to be taken off a few minutes before half-time on Sunday after experiencing discomfort but, at his pre-match press conference this morning, Arteta confirmed that a scan showed no serious issues:
“Emile had a scan yesterday. It doesn’t look a significant injury, but he was in discomfort.”
Whether Smith Rowe will be in the starting lineup for the match against Burnley this Saturday, it remains to be seen, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be sidelined for too long with the injury. There were concerns that he could be out for an extended period of time.
If he is available for the weekend, Arteta could have a fully fit squad to choose from for the trip to Turf Moor. There are currently no other players on the treatment table, which is some achievement considering the number of games the Gunners have played in recent months.