Emile Smith Rowe, an offensive midfielder for Arsenal, was an unused substitute in yesterday’s 3-0 win over Southampton.
The 21-year-old was absent from the team that lost to Everton last Monday after suffering a groin injury in the 3-2 loss to Manchester United.
Smith Rowe did return to training on Friday, but it appears he wasn’t quite ready to start against the Saints. He should be in contention to face West Ham on Wednesday night after a couple additional days.
Yesterday, Bernd Leno was not on the bench, and Arthur Okonkwo took his place. The German is now being evaluated by the club’s medical team due to a groin problem. He is unlikely to return in time for the Hammers’ match.
Last month, Sead Kolasinac suffered a serious ankle injury while playing for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The fullback has resumed his outdoor training, but he will not be available for selection until January.