Emile Smith-Rowe Doubt Norwich Clash After Withdraws From England Squad Due To Injury Problem

Emile Smith-Rowe has been doubt for Arsenal Saturday’s clash against Norwich after returned to the club from England Under-21 duty due to feeling unwell.

The playmaker has been involved in his side’s first three opening league games so far this season, and his little impressive despite the Gunners yet to record a point this term, earned him a place in England U21s squad.

With the Young Lions preparing to taking Kosovo on Tuesday night, Smith-Rowe was been omitted from matchday squad due to feeling unwell.

According to U21s manager Lee Carsley, Smith-Rowe incident is not related to coronavirus after the Young Lions saw a friendly in Romania cancelled following an outbreak in their camp.

‘It’s not Covid related,’ Carsley told Sky Sports. ‘He was just feeling unwell so we decided to send him back to Arsenal. He didn’t feel 100 per cent so the best thing to do for Emile was to send him back.’

Cole Palmer replaced Emile Smith-Rowe in the starting XI with another Arsenal man in Folarin Balogun named on the bench.

The Gunners boss Mikel Arteta will be hoping that the illness is not serious with Arsenal having suffered a number of injury and illness problems so far this season.

Smith-Rowe, who signed a new deal and handed Jersey No. 10 early of the summer due to impressive display last season, expected to be face latest scan before consider to be available for selection for next Arsenal’s fixture against Norwich City at Etihad stadium this weekend.

The north London club sit bottom of the league standings with three defeat from the three games, while also yet to record a goal, and the visitor followed them on league standings with same zero points but conceded goal difference.

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