The name on all Arsenal fans lips at the moment is Emile Smith-Rowe. The 17-year-old winger had a superb season for Arsenal’s youth sides last season and it’s thought that it won’t be long until the wonderkid has broken into the first-team at the club.
It seems like a lot of you have been impressed by @emilesmithrowe_…
So tell us, in three words, what do you make of our 17-year-old midfielder? pic.twitter.com/9OGljNIAK3
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 27, 2018
The young prodigy scored a goal that Lionel Messi would have been proud of yesterday in the club’s 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in Singapore. The Gunners found themselves 1-0 down when Angel Correa opened the scoring for a strong Atletico Madrid side, that didn’t faze Smith-Rowe, though, as he picked the ball up around 30-yards from goal, jinked inside an on-rushing defender and curled an effort past Antonio Adan into the top corner.
The goal had fans all over the world logging onto Twitter to see it for themselves and it’s likely that the 17-year-old will enjoy more than just five minutes of fame after his strike, as the versatile young midfielder is set to thrive under Unai Emery and become a more regular feature in the senior squad. It would be unrealistic to expect him to be starting against Manchester City in two weeks time, but don’t be shocked to see his name on the bench or even in the lineup in the Europa League and domestic cups.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Smith-Rowe here:
— Gooner Kev (@kevdavis736) 27 July 2018
Brexit de Bruyne
— Himanshu (@TheIndianGooner) July 27, 2018
— AJ GÖÖNER (@aj_gooner) 27 July 2018
Potentially future of arsenal midfield
— ian (@iankemboi1) July 27, 2018
Better than Wilshire!!!!!!
— Neil MacLeod (@NeilMac1903) July 27, 2018
— Ranjit Jacob (@ranjitcjay) 27 July 2018
A great prospect
— AFC GLEN (@AFC_GLEN) July 27, 2018
As you can see, the fans can’t wait to see Smith-Rowe in the team this season and will be hoping he can fulfil his massive potential.