Smith Roweâs Arsenal stint
Emile Smith Rowe has been one of the few bright sparks for Arsenal in a less than impressive 2020/21 campaign.
The 20-year-old finally began to earn regular minutes for Arsenalâs first-team at the back end of 2020, and has since firmly cemented himself as a crucial cog in Mikel Artetaâs midfield.
The England youth international offers some much-needed creativity to the Gunners, and has provided seven assists in 30 outings across all competitions this term.
During Arsenalâs dominant 3-1 win over Championship-bound West Brom at the weekend, meanwhile, Smith Rowe finally scored his first-ever Premier League goal:
Really happy to get my first premier league goal. We keep moving forward.👊🏻 pic.twitter.com/32TO77dGE8
â Emile Smith Rowe (@emilesmithrowe) May 9, 2021
Mikel Arteta on Emile Smith Rowe
Mikel Arteta, though, evidently still wants to see more from ESR when it comes to goal contributions.
Speaking after the midfielder netted his first in the English top-flight, the Arsenal boss voiced his opinion that a top season for a Gunners no.10 would see them scoring 15 goals and providing 10 assists.
To reach such a level, Arteta also explained what he feels Smith Rowe must do:
âHeâs having an incredible season ever since he started to play in December.
âBut heâs scoring his first Premier League goal. An incredible season for a number 10 of Arsenal means he needs to score 15 goals and give 10 assists.
âThen you are right up there with the top guys in Europe and in the league. Heâs got the ability to do it but he hasnât done it.
âWe need to stay calm with him, give him the right support and step by step I think he will be getting there.â
“An incredible season for a number 10 of Arsenal means he needs to score 15 goals and give 10 assists.
âThen you are right up there with the top guys in Europe and in the league.”https://t.co/BgnriE6mDH
â Standard Sport (@standardsport) May 10, 2021
This article was edited by Conor Laird.
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