Arsenal Decides on Emile Smith Rowe Fate Amid Transfer Speculation
Arsenal Football Club has firmly stated its intention to retain the services of talented midfielder Emile Smith Rowe for the upcoming season. As reported by renowned journalist David Ornstein for The Athletic , the Gunners are resolute in their decision to keep hold of the young playmaker, who continues to feature prominently in the plans of manager Mikel Arteta.
Smith Rowe, who boasts an existing contract that extends until 2026, remains a highly regarded asset within the Arsenal ranks, despite his limited game time throughout the previous campaign. Ornstein further revealed that the North London outfit is placing great emphasis on the midfielder’s potential, expressing hope that he will showcase his abilities during the upcoming u21 European Championships and seize the opportunity to make a lasting impression during pre-season preparations.
🚨 Arsenal have no intention of letting Emile Smith Rowe depart this summer. 22yo contracted until 2026 + important part of #AFC plans. After injury-hit campaign, hope is he shines at #U21EURO & in pre-season before big 23/24. W/ @ArtdeRoche @TheAthleticFC https://t.co/sRSk7zzE6E
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) May 30, 2023
Although injury setbacks somewhat hindered his progress, Smith Rowe managed to make 15 appearances for Arsenal this season. Notably, he contributed with a pivotal assist in the crucial comeback victory over Bournemouth and provided another assist on the final day of the season against Wolves. These glimpses of his quality have undoubtedly strengthened Arteta’s belief in the player’s ability to shine in the 2023/24 campaign.
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