Arsenal has always been a club that tries to build up their youth and it’s hard to remember a time where the club didn’t have a youth prospect in their squad. At the moment, it looks like Emile Smith-Rowe is going to be their man of the moment to step to the first team this season.
Smith-Rowe has scored an absolute screamer to draw us level!
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) 26 July 2018
Arsene Wenger was renowned for his ability to bring youth through the ranks at Arsenal and there are plenty of players that can thank the Frenchman for his tutelage in making them the players that they are. However, now it’s Unai Emery’s turn to show what he can do with the club’s young guns and he’s put a lot of faith into Smith-Rowe. The 17-year-old started in Arsenal’s friendly fixture against Atletico Madrid and boy has he delivered.
The youngster played just over an hour against Atletico Madrid and curled in Arsenal’s superb equaliser. The English midfielder showed good awareness and quick feet when he worked his way through a sea of Atletico Madrid shirts before unleashing a lovely curling strike into the top right-hand corner. It looks like the young starlet will be given a serious chance at The Emirates this season and if he can score goals like the one he’s scored today then he’ll be a big name by the end of the season.
You can read the Gunners’ verdict on Smith-Rowe here:
This Smith-Rowe guy rocks!
— Abdullahi Omar (@AbdillahiOmar1) July 26, 2018
what a strike. Rowe has not looked out of place all summer. great display from all the young lads today
— J. David Atkins, Esq (@JDavidAtkinsLaw) July 26, 2018
emerys team talk ovbiously did wonders, finally a manager who can make a difference
— Ripley111 (@Ripley1112) July 26, 2018
— Sharpshooter (@lsharp2) 26 July 2018
This is beauty
— @efizi01 (@EmmanuelEnyia) July 26, 2018
— Rusu Adrian (@Rusu_Adrian) July 26, 2018
As you can see, the fans can’t wait to see a bit more of Smith-Rowe when he’s in competitive action this season.