Arsenal Midfielder Emile Smith Rowe Underwent Surgery, See Date of His Return

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Arsenal superstar Emile Smith Rowe Rowe has successfully undergone major surgery to help recover from a long-term injury.


The 22-year-old England national team midfielder has only made four appearances for the Gunners so far this season.

Emile Rowe
Emile Rowe


He featured in just 47 minutes throughout his four appearances this term as a substitute as an incessant injury continues to discomfort him.

Since the new season began, Emile Smith Rowe is yet to start a game for the Premier League table toppers after struggling through pre-season with re-occurring injury cases that further worsened his form.

Since the 3-1 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 4, 2022, Emile Smith Rowe’s fit issue has escalated forcing the medical team of the club to take a more drastic approach which will keep him out of football untill December 2022.

Emile Rowe
Emile’s injury

Arsenal released a statement via their website on Thursday, September 29, 2022, to confirm the state of his medicals.


The club’s statement read: “In recent months, Emile Smith Rowe has been experiencing discomfort in his groin, which has limited his training and match appearances.


“Following a significant setback at our Premier League match against Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 4, and after further specialist consultations and discussions with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin.

“This successful surgery took place in London in the past few days and Emile’s rehabilitation programme is already underway. We are hopeful that Emile will return to full training in December.”

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Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta also confirmed the 22-year-old had been battling with a groin injury after the Manchester United Premier League defeat on September 4 and the club has decided that he undergo surgery to resolve the issue.


Speaking about the 22-year-old hampered recovery, Gunners boss Arteta defined it as “very frustrating”

He added: “He’s a kid that loves playing football. It’s the biggest thing in his life. And when he’s not capable of doing that, especially after the run of games and performances that he had with us the year before, it’s just difficult.


“But injuries are part of football that you’re going to get at some stage of your career. It’s how you face those difficult moments and now you make the next step.”

The 22-year-old gunners young star had a breakout season, scoring 10 goals with two assists in 33 premier league matches last season.


Smith Rowe’s stunning start to the 2021/22 season earned him his maiden national call-up and successive cap last Autumn as he made his England debut in November last year.

Emile Smith Rowe is yet to be seen in action after he played two more matches for England and scored his first goal after his debut.

He will not be available for national duty with Gareth Southgate’s side as he will miss the Qatar World Cup while he undergo personal recovery over the winter.

On the other hand, as Emile Smith Rowe is out, Gunners are positive that the 22-year-old England attacking midfielder will complete his rehab and return to action after the winter World Cup.

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Who is Emile Smith Rowe?

Emile Smith Rowe is an English professional footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Premier League club Arsenal and the England national senior team.

How old is Emile Rowe?


The Arsenal renowned midfielder was born on the 28th of July, 2000, which means that Emile Smith Rowe is currently 22-year-old.

Emile Rowe’s nationality and place of birth.

The 22-year-old Gunners midfielder is a citizen of England, born in Croydon, England.

Emile Rowe’s height and weight
Smith Rowe is 1,82 metres tall and weighs 79kg

Emile Rowe’s parent

The name of Emile Smith Rowe’s father is Leslie while his Mother’s name is Fiona Smith. His parents, Leslie and Fiona Rowe, both worked as social workers in London.

Emile Rowe’s stats

He is a renowned attacking midfielder famous for his footwork, agility, lovely touch, and clever possession.

Smith Rowe represented England’s youth team and won the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
He won the English Super Cup for Arsenal in 2021. So far, he has scored 12 goals for Arsenal with 6 assists in 59 appearances.

Emile Smith Rowe on FIFA

Emile Rowe FIFA

Emile Smith Rowe’s FIFA 23 overall rating has not been released at the time of publishing this report. His FIFA 22 base rating was 76. His potential is rated 87 and his position is LM. FIFA’s age is 22 with shirt no. 10.

The 22-year-old plays for England national team and Arsenal FC in the England Premier League.

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His shot power is rated 64 and his passing accuracy is 72, and his dribbling skill is rated 78.

Smith Rowe FIFA 22 has 4 Skill moves and 4 Weak Foot, he is Right-footed and his workmates are High/High. The player’s height is 182cm | 5’11” and his weight is 72kg | 159lbs. He does not have a real face in-game.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe’ chant lyrics

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe have both emerged as vital players in Mikel Arteta’s team as well as England’s national team.

The pair had received tons of admiration among Arsenal players as products of the Gunners’ youth system.

Emile Rowe
Emile Rowe and Bukayo Saka


The duo performances and combination have excited Gunners lovers to celebrate them with a melodious chant.
The lyrics of the chant goes:
Here we go, oh!
Saka and Emile Smith Rowe!
And I like it,
I like it,
I like it,
I like it,
I la-la-like it,
La-la, like it,
Here we go, oh!
Saka and Emile Smith Rowe!

Why is Emile Rowe not playing for Arsenal and England?

Since the new Premier League season started, the 22-year-old Gunners midfielder is yet to start a match for his side due to incessant injury issues.

Also, Emile Smith Rowe will not be available for national duty with the England team in the 2022 Qatar World Cup as he’s still recovering following his successful surgery.

However, Arsenal is hopeful that Emile will regain his form and return to full training in December 2022.

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