FC Zurich vs Arsenal: Arteta confirms injury blow ahead of Europa League clash

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has provided an update on Emile Smith Rowe’s fitness.

The Gunners have flown to Zurich for their opening Europa League clash on Thursday night.

However, Smith Rowe was not on the plane with the rest of the squad.

Arteta has now confirmed that the England international has been carrying an injury for some time and has not been able to train since the Manchester United game.

When asked about Smith Rowe at his pre-match press conference on Wednesday, Arteta explained: “He felt some discomfort again in an area that he’s been dealing with now for a few weeks.

“He hasn’t trained in the last few days so he’s out of the squad.”

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