Bournemouth’s Adam Smith injury update before Arsenal

Adam Smith injury vs Newcastle

Bournemouth took on Newcastle on Saturday as they looked to continue their fine start to the season.

However, a brace from Newcastle forward Salomon Rondon would see the Cherries lose 2-1.

Bournemouth would also receive a huge injury blow during the clash.

Bournemouth full-back Adam Smith would pull up during the game and be forced off on a stretcher.

After the game Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe confirmed Smith had suffered a knee injury.

“(For Smith) it looks like a knee injury. I don’t know the extent of that but it looks a serious one.

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“He is in a bit of pain in the changing room. It disrupted the flow of the game – a long delay – and players concerned for a respected team-mate.

“That didn’t help us and we lost Jefferson at half-time – so the couple of injuries rocked us.”

Sky Sports News have since provided an update on Adam Smith’s injury:

According to Sky, Smith will see a specialist to asses to the full extent of his injury. Sky stated that there is still swelling on the joint and it may take several days before the damage can fully be assessed.

Eddie Howe during the Premier League match between Manchester City and AFC Bournemouth at Etihad Stadium on December 23, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Bournemouth vs Arsenal

After the international break Bournemouth’s first game back is against Arsenal.

After Bournemouth’s excellent start to the season they currently find themselves in 6th place in the table.

They are also just four points behind 5th place Arsenal.

So, the clash on November 25th will be very important for both sides.

As for Arsenal, they come into this game on a four-match winless run.

The Gunners have drawn their last four games in all competitions with the latest being a 1-1 draw with Wolves.

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