EMILE SMITH ROWE has suffered another blow despite only just returning from injury.
The Arsenal attacker could miss the FA clash against Manchester City due to his most recent setback.
The 22-year-old had only just made his return following a four-month layoff due to a groin issue that required surgery.
He made his first appearance in the FA cup victory over Oxford United as manager Mikel Arteta tried easing him back into playing again.
However, he has now pulled up in training with a thigh problem, according to the Evening Standard.
The issue is "not thought to be serious", which will ease worries of fans and Arteta.
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The Gunners are in Manchester ahead of the cup tie, but the Mirror have claimed that he was not seen getting off the team bus.
Smith Rowe recently opened up on his injury worries as he admitted that he had been playing with his groin issue for years.
He said: "A lot of people might not know, but I have had this injury since I was 18, 19.
"It has been quite hard to deal with it over the years. But I am really happy that it is just finally over. I had a successful surgery and I am really feeling really good.
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"It was the exact same pain from back then, which has been quite hard to manage.
"Obviously a lot of people might not know about that from over the years.
"But I am just happy to come out the other side fully fit… I am just going to kick on from here.
"It has been difficult being out for this long.
"I don't think I have had this (long a lay-off) before and it has been tough watching the boys."
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