Smith Rowe has been out of motion for the reason that begin of September after injuring his groin. The 22-year-old underwent surgical procedure to get match and he may make his long-awaited return at Oxford on Monday.
“Emile can play as an attacking midfielder or as a winger, even as No.9 – I think he has played there before,” stated Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta.
“First of all, we need him fit and at his best – and when we have that we have an incredible player that we have missed a lot in the last few months.
“And if [on Sunday] he trains well, he will hopefully be available to give us something in the game.”
Arteta may make loads of adjustments for Monday’s match with Oxford. Matt Turner ought to begin in aim, whereas Kieran Tierney, Rob Holding and Takehiro Tomiyasu are because of come into the defence.
The midfield is prone to be Albert Sambi Lokonga, Fabio Vieira and Mohamed Elneny, with Marquinhos presumably becoming a member of the assault.
Arsenal possible XI: Turner; Tomiyasu, Saliba, Holding, Tierney; Vieira, Elneny, Lokonga; Marquinhos, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Monday 8.00pm GMT, ITV
Venue: Kassam Stadium
Referee: David Coote
Arsenal squad from: Hein, Ramsdale, Turner; Cedric, Gabriel, Holding, Saliba, Tierney, Tomiyasu, White, Zinchenko; Elneny, Lokonga, Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe, Vieira, Xhaka; Martinelli, Marquinhos and Nketiah.
Injured: Gabriel Jesus (knee), Nelson (hamstring)
Doubts: Emile Smith Rowe (groin)
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