Arteta gives Smith Rowe injury update

Sun 28 February 2021 | 16:18

The midfielder was substituted before half-time in the Gunners' Sunday match against Leicester City.

Emile Smith Rowe

started his 12th match of the season for


in their Sunday match against the Foxes. However, the midfielder was replaced with

Martin Odegaard

in the 42nd minute due to injury. In a post-match interview,

Mikel Arteta

has expressed his hope that the 20-year-old won’t miss any matches due to his ‘muscular injury’.

"It was a muscular injury, he wasn't feeling very comfortable so we decided to take him out,"

said the Spaniard.

"Hopefully it's not too bad.


He added:

"It's insane the number of games and minutes these players are playing without any pre-season or break."

Asked about his team’s performance against

Leicester City

, Arteta responded:

"I'm really proud of the team, the character we showed,"

said the Arsenal manager.

"We looked composed, confident, the energy and the positiveness around the team was really good."

source: SportMob

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