Mikel Arteta set to unleash Smith Rowe against Oxford

Emile Smith Rowe has been plagued by injury this season and has been sidelined since September, a problem that cost him his World Cup dream.

The midfielder is now back to full fitness and a report on the Daily Mail reveals Mikel Arteta is likely to field him from the start when Arsenal takes on Oxford United this evening.

Smith Rowe is one of the exciting young talents at Arsenal and the midfielder will hand them much-needed depth ahead of a tough second half of the season.

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This second half of this season will be very important to us and it will test us seriously to know if we are ready to break into the top four.

In the last campaign, we lost some games in this period and Tottenham beat us to qualify for the UCL, we must not allow history to repeat itself.

Smith Rowe’s return from injury means we do not have to sign a new midfielder in this transfer window, but the Englishman must be prepared to work hard to get a place in our current team.

But because we have commitments in Europe and a domestic cup, he will likely get enough games to help him build momentum.

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  1. Good to see him back
    Felix off to Chelsea then ,that club is a right mess ,signing players for the sake of signing them ,potter won’t last the month IMO .

    1. Felix is going to be on a reported 300K/week!as for GP,to me it looked like he was pleading for more time from his bosses!!he started naming Klopp,Pep, Arteta.. as managers who didn’t win straight away and were given time. Anyway,he looks stressed and possibly out of his depth.

  2. I echo your sentiments Sue.Because of his stop start career so far I don’t think some Arsenal fans realise just what a terrific player he is.Right up there with Saka and Martinelli imo.

  3. Loving that ESR seems to be back.

    But for Martin to say that now we have him back that we do not need another midfielder is plainly untrue. Some totally unrealistic fans appear to think we now have a deep enough squad to pinch the title from City. That is crazy nonsense and bunk!

    We need at least another 6- 8 top level players across the squad and to rid ourselves of our remaining dross: Elneny, Holding, Cedric, Lokonga, before any sensible thought of the title can possibly come true.

    We have been incredibly fortunate with injuries thus far and that will not go on.

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