Saturday, 9 January 2021

A lot has happened to Emile Smith Rowe in the past year - Mikel Arteta

A lot has happened to Emile Smith Rowe in the past year - Mikel Arteta

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has given his verdict on Arsenal rising star Emile Smith Rowe as the young star continues to develop with the club.

Emile Smith Rowe has been impressive for Arsenal lately especially during the Christmas period where he was influential for the side as they won three consecutive Premier League games in a congested festive period.

The 20-year-old has since then caught the eye of the Arsenal supporters and many don't even want Mikel Arteta to ever leave him out of the starting X1 again as the England international has brought lots of creativity to the midfield.

Mikel Arteta is also aware of the young lad's ability and has charged him to establish himself at the club and keep showing his quality whenever he is called upon.

‘He has huge potential,’ Arteta said

‘He really wants it and he has the personality when he goes on the field to express and play the way he can play.

‘To do it in a consistent way is a different thing. The boys that you mentioned, they’ve done it. It’s true that they’re ahead in their development phase because they’ve played many more minutes and games in the last two seasons.

‘But he is capable of doing that. Whether he’s going to do it will depend on how he continues to develop, how he takes the chance that he has in front of him, and how much we can help him to achieve that.

‘A lot of things have happened to him in the past year.

‘He needs to establish himself here, he needs to be successful here, he needs to really find his role and his position in the team and in the club.

‘That will help him to have a clear path. We really believe in him. He needs to have no fear and go for it because he has the quality.’

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