Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe reportedly set to be handed new contract

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England.The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Smith Rowe’s impact on Arsenal

The majority of the season to date has been spent with Arsenal seriously struggling for form.

The Gunners fell as low as 15th in the Premier League table, and looked more and more like being dragged into the relegation battle as the weeks passed.

However, Mikel Arteta’s side have since gone unbeaten in their last six outings across all competitions, winning five and drawing one.

And whilst one player, of course, can’t take sole credit for such a dramatic upturn in form, it is hard to argue against the fact that, since Emile Smith Rowe was handed a regular chance to impress, Arsenal have looked much improved.

The 20-year-old has featured in all six of the north Londoners’ most recent games, adding some much-needed creativity to the club’s midfield.

Emile Smith-Rowe

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Emile Smith-Rowe of Arsenal in action during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon at Emirates Stadium on November 08, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Smith Rowe to be handed new deal?

And now, despite his still very limited top-flight experience, Smith Rowe looks set to be rewarded for his impact.

The youngster’s current contract runs until the summer of 2023.

However, according to a report from the Daily Mail, Arsenal want to reward the club’s youth product/remove any uncertainty surrounding his future, by handing him a long-term extension before the start of next season.

It is claimed that Smith Rowe currently earns in the region of £15,000-a-week.

However, the Mail suggest that he could be set for a significant wage increase, with a figure of £40,000 touted:

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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