Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe stretchered off during Nottingham Forest clash

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Sep 2019 8:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link564Shares Arsenal’s Emile Smith-Rowe was carried off on a stretcher (Picture: PA Wire)Emile Smith Rowe was stretchered off during Arsenal’s Carabao Cup third-round clash with Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.The 19-year-old was involved in a nasty collision with Forest defender Jack Robinson and had to be taken off after being assessed by Arsenal’s medical staff for a lengthy period.Smith Rowe, making his third appearance of the season for the Gunners, is believed to have been concussed after the knock and was replaced by highly-rated winger Bukayo Saka.Unai Emery’s side led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s 31st-minute header.ADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CitySmith Rowe spent almost a decade in Arsenal’s academy before making his first-team debut last year in the Europa League.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe teenager was one of a number of youngsters included in Arsenal’s squad against Forest, with Saka, Folarin Balogun, Tolaji Bola and Robbie Burton also featuring.Ahead of the match, club legend Ray Parlour urged Emery to take the competition seriously and said his former club should be aiming to lift the trophy.‘I think he mixed the team with experience and youngsters,’ Parlour said of Arsenal’s run to the quarter-finals in last season’s Carabao Cup. Comment Arsenal star Emile Smith Rowe stretchered off during Nottingham Forest clash Smith Rowe clashed with a Nottingham Forest player (Picture: Getty)‘There is no problem with that, it is good to give the youngsters game time and they have some very good youngsters at Arsenal – Reiss Nelson, (Ainsley) Maitland-Niles, Joe Willock and Emile Smith Rowe.‘It is great to see players like that come into the team.‘But you can also see how important the competition is to teams like Manchester City and it is another trophy to talk about at the end of the season.‘It is a magnificent achievement to win any competition and for Arsenal and Unai Emery, and the rest of the top six, they should be – and probably will be – taking it seriously.‘There are a lot of games and you get injuries through the season so it is a bit about balancing the squad.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Advertisementlast_img read more