Smith Rowe has played just four games for Arsenal this season after suffering an injury that required him to have surgery on his groin back in September.
This has left Arsenal fairly light in terms of attacking depth and ESR’s return will be a welcome one ahead of what is set to be a huge second half of the season for the Gunners, who currently boast a five-point lead atop of the Premier League.
And now, an update on Smith Rowe’s injury has emerged.
According to the Evening Standard, Emile Smith Rowe hopes to make his Arsenal comeback at the start of January as he continues to recover from groin surgery.
Arsenal are travelling to Dubai next month for warm-weather training and two friendlies, and Smith Rowe will be part of the squad.
The midfielder is not expected to take part in full training right away in Dubai, but it is hoped by the end of the trip he will re-join the group.
They add that Smith Rowe’s rehabilitation from groin surgery is going well and he is hoping to be match-fit and firing by the start of January.
Following the World Cup, Arsenal face West Ham on December 26, Brighton on December 31 and Newcastle on January 3.
They then face bitter rivals Tottenham on January 14.