Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has confirmed that young England midfielder has returned to training ahead of the Premier League clash with Southampton. The Gunners play hosts to Southampton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening and newly capped England player Smith-Rowe is expected to be in the squad for the game which is very important for the hosts in their quest to secure passage into next season’s Champions League by finishing in one of the top four places on the league standings.

In his pre-match presser on Friday afternoon ahead of the Saints clash, Arteta told reporters that young England midfielder Smith-Rowe has recovered from the groin injury that forced him to sit out the Premier League meeting with hosts Everton on Monday. Smith-Rowe was sorely missed by an Arsenal side who threw away a first half lead from Martin Odegaard to lose 2-1 as a result of two late goals from their hosts.