The first reinforcements that can return to the Gunners’ pitch is Emile Smith Rowe. He has been absent since September and Arsenal are still cautious about the case of Smith Rowe.
Mikel Arteta said: “He’s made great strides in the last week. He’s been in some training sessions and looks fine. We hope he’ll be back soon.” According to Football.London, Smith Rowe can play football again in January 2023.
In addition, defender Ben White could also return in the match against Oxford United. He looked tired in the second half against Newcastle and was withdrawn in the 76th minute.
There were certain concerns about White’s fitness background but with Takehiro Tomiyasu healthy, Mikel Arteta could actively rotate the roster.
At the moment, with so many games ahead of him, Mikel Arteta’s goal is to try to bring in a few rookies in January. The last player contacted by Arsenal was Mykhaylo Mudryk. However, no major agreement has been reached yet.
Crouching Dragon | 12:50 06/01/2023