The 22-year-old, who had a breakout campaign last season with 10 league goals, had limited playing time this season with just four substitute appearances, his last game against Manchester United at the start of the month.
“After a significant setback during our Premier League game against Manchester United…and after further specialist consultation and consultation with our medical team, Emile underwent surgery to repair a damaged tendon in his groin,” Arsenal said in a statement. declaration.
“This successful operation took place in London in recent days and Emile’s rehabilitation program is already underway. We are hopeful that Emile will be able to fully train again in December.”
Smith Rowe is not expected to miss too many games due to the November and December season break for the World Cup, but he will sit out seven rounds of Premier League matches, excluding Arsenal’s Europa League and League Cup commitments.
Arsenal will host rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the league alongside North London on Saturday.