Emile Smith Rowe will reportedly be allowed to leave Arsenal should a suitable bid arrive for the midfielder in January.

That’s according to The Mirror, which also notes that Smith Rowe isn’t actively transfer-listed as things stand.

Smith Rowe has endured a frustrating 18 months at Arsenal as he’s fallen down the pecking order under Mikel Arteta.

The Hale End Academy product was a key man in the 2021-22 campaign, netting 10 times in the Premier League. But he’s found starts hard to come by since the beginning of last season.

The 23-year-old’s progress has been hampered slightly by injuries. But even when available, Arteta has rarely picked Smith Rowe in the league.

And it seems the midfielder could be available at the right price this month. The Mirror claims that Smith Rowe could leave Arsenal ‘at the right price’.

Yet, the outlet also notes there has been little interest in the midfielder as of yet and he hasn’t been put up for sale by Arsenal.

As for Eddie Nketiah, Crystal Palace are keen but he isn’t actively for sale either and it would take a ‘sizeable’ offer to tempt the Gunners into selling him.

Arsenal’s struggles up front have been well-documented in recent weeks, with Arteta’s men slipping down the fourth in the table after leading the way on Christmas.

But the Gunners are in a difficult position where they will need to offload players to make any significant moves this month.

Smith Rowe is a player who has stagnated over the past 18 months due to a lack of playing time.

He’s previously been labelled a ‘phenomenal’ talent. But he’s at risk of not reaching his brilliant potential should he continue to warm the bench.

It would be a real shame to see Smith Rowe leave Arsenal given the promise he showed after breaking into the side.