Smith Rowe has been out of motion because the begin of September after injuring his groin, however is again in coaching now.
The 22-year-old may make his comeback on Monday night time when Arsenal journey to Oxford within the third spherical of the FA Cup.
Arteta is delighted to have Smith Rowe again and he believes he can play a key function within the second half of the season, with the Gunners at present main Manchester Metropolis on the prime of the Premier League by 5 factors.
“He (Smith Rowe) knows that he has the space in the squad to fulfil his potential,” mentioned Arteta. “We really like him, I really like him, and he is a very important player for us.
“He knows that now he needs to jump on the train fast enough to have the impact that we all hope that he can have this season.
“He can play as a left attacking midfielder, on the right, he can play off the left as well. Those qualities within those units on the outside is something that he compliments really well with. We will exploit that.”
Smith Rowe has been out for 4 months and in that point Arsenal’s assault has thrived, with Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli impressing alongside Gabriel Jesus, himself now sidelined.
Arteta admits it can have been powerful for Smith Rowe to be on the sidelines for that interval, however he has saved the teenager near the squad to maintain his spirits excessive.
“I think you have periods when it is a long injury like the one he had and there is a surgery in between,” he mentioned. “We have tried to be really close to him, to give him advice. He has been in different places as well.
“He has been really good. We have talked about his moods, his energy and how much he has to be living with the team in this period and he has been really good.”
Smith Rowe had surgical procedure to unravel his groin challenge, which had been inflicting him discomfort for some time, and Arteta says Arsenal have been fastidiously build up his workload.
“I think we have been pretty cautious in the past month or so, in terms of how we have progressed him in training.” he mentioned. “And again you have to throw him out there and he needs to be able to observe the minutes, and that is why we have probably extended his preparation a little bit.”