Mikel Arteta hints at ‘false nine’ role for Arsenal star

Mikel Arteta has hinted there could be a role for Emile Smith Rowe up front this weekend, as Alexandre Lacazette struggles to be ready in time.

Lacazette may not be available this weekend due to illness, so Arteta is evaluating his options. Smith Roe played the false nine against Villarreal in the Europa League last season, but Arteta hasn’t picked him up in that position since.

“He wasn’t quite fit to train and play every game, but it’s a possibility,” Arteta said, when asked if Smith Rowe could play in the role this weekend. metro.

Although playing Smith Rowe in this role isn’t exactly perfect, Arteta is left with limited options in the front positions. The only other recognized striker in the squad is Eddie Nkeitia, who is set to leave at the end of the season.

The failure to sign the attacker’s heart could bite Arsenal in pushing them into the top four. Spurs were well recruited in January, and are currently reaping the rewards.

Many clubs tend to avoid signing players in January, but if you’re willing to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go and not replace him, you’ll only blame yourself if one of your attackers gets hurt.