Arsenal confident of tying Emile Smith Rowe down to a new deal amid Aston Villa interest

Arsenal are confident of tying Emile Smith Rowe down to a new long-term deal amid links to move away to Aston Villa.

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Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has been linked with a move away from the Gunners this summer.

Premier League side Aston Villa are keen on signing the 20-year-old attacking midfielder, but the Gunners are confident of tying him down to a new long term contract.

Smith Rowe managed to break into the first-team scene last season, and he made quite an impression on Mikel Arteta’s side.

It is no surprise that Aston Villa are looking to sign him this summer.

The 20-year-old is highly talented, and he has a bright future ahead of him. He could develop into one of the best in the Premier League in the coming years.

Aston Villa submitted a £25 million bid for the English midfielder last week, and they are expected to return with an improved bid soon.

Villa have been very ambitious in the transfer market so far, and they have already signed Emiliano Buendia and Ashley Young.

It will be interesting to see if they can convince Arsenal to part with their price prospect in the coming weeks.

Arsenal are in desperate need of a creative midfielder next season, and selling Smith Rowe would be quite surprising.

Furthermore, the youngster is well settled at Arsenal, and he is likely to get regular game time next season. There is no reason for the player to force a move either, and therefore a transfer seems quite unlikely.