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Emile Smith-Rowe: The Next Big Thing At Arsenal?

Smith Rowe, Arsedevils
Emile Smith-Rowe, the birthdayy boy, is someone every Gooner is talking about right now. With a wonder goal against Atletico Madrid on Thursday and a beautiful assist vs Paris Saint-Germain today, the youngster has been Arsenal’s star in the International Champions Cup.

Smith-Rowe is a product of Arsenal’s academy and has coupled his rise through club ranks with progress in England’s youth set-up. The Englishman is an exciting attacking midfielder who has the ability to unlock defences and assist team-mates as well as scoring dazzling individual goals.

Jack Wilshere noticed Smith-Rowe’s talent quite early,

“You can see over the years the good players that haven’t quite made it.

“But he has got something a little bit special, and he has a real chance.”

Wilshere commented.

Smith-Rowe scored 13 goals and weighed in with four assists at youth level last season. Additionally, the Arsenal youth product can be lethal from dead ball situations as well, his brilliant free-kick against Blackpool in the Fa Youth Cup quarter final last season is testimonial to this.

However, the London outfit do have a host of attacking midfielders at present. Henrikh Mkhitaryan only arrived from Manchester United a few months ago and is expected to play a huge role next season. Then there’s Mesut Ozil and Alex Iwobi, while the Gunners are still on the market for a new winger in the transfer window. This being said, I am convinced the young prospect would get chances to shine in both the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup next season.

The manager is pleased with Smith- Rowe to a great extent. Unai Emery, as we saw him at his time at Sevilla, notices young players with talent very fast and Emile was certainly on his radar.

In my opinion, Smith-Rowe is an immense talent for the future. With both Ozil and Mkhytarian almost 30, he can see himself in the first team in the next 2-3 years, that is if he continues to shine. I believe Smith-Rowe will play majority of the season in the U23’s next season.

However, it shouldn’t discourage the midfielder and he should believe in himself and strive to become an Arsenal starter.Smith-Rowe is one gem in making but Arsenal needs to be patience with the youngster and then they can surely reap the benefits in future.



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Rishabh Sancheti
Student pursuing the IB Diploma at JPIS, Jaipur. My interests lie in Football and Mathematics. Avid supporter of Arsenal FC. Love to casually blog on my interests and current affairs on

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