Emile Smith Rowe signs new Arsenal deal, takes the number 10 shirt

Emile Smith Rowe signs new Arsenal deal and has been handed the coveted number 10 shirt at the Premier League club.

Emile Smith Rowe signs new Arsenal deal
Emile Smith Rowe signs new Arsenal dealEmile Smith Rowe signs new Arsenal deal

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long term contract with the Gunners.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder was given his first-team break last season, and he managed to impress Mikel Arteta with his performances.

The youngster has been linked with a move to Aston Villa in recent weeks, and Arsenal will be delighted to have tied him down to a long term contract.

Smith Rowe is one of the best young prospects at the club right now, and securing his long term future was a priority for the London club.

The young midfielder has been handed the coveted number 10 shirt at the Premier League club, and he will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Dennis Bergkamp and Mesut Ozil in the coming years.

There is no doubt that the 20-year-old attacking midfielder has the potential to develop into a star player for Arsenal, and it will be interesting to see how the Londoners nurture him over the next few seasons.

Smith Rowe has further revealed that he sees himself as a one-club man, and he could finish his career at Arsenal if things go as planned.

Technical director Edu said: “This is another important step forward for us, and we’re all delighted that Emile has signed a new long-term contract. It’s great to see another young player develop through our academy system to become a key part of our first team. Emile is a player who represents the future of the club, and this is why we have given him the No 10 shirt. We have trust in Emile, and we know he has the potential to be a beautiful player for many years to come.”

Mikel Arteta said: “As we all saw last season, Emile is an intelligent player with excellent ability. His sharpness on the turn and exceptional vision have already made him a key player for us. His attitude and willingness to learn have also been very impressive. Huge credit to our team in our academy who have given Emile an excellent education and have worked superbly to help with his development through the age groups.

 “Along with the first-team staff, huge credit also goes to our senior players, who have played such an important role to help Emile develop, gain confidence and perform the way he did last season. I know the fans will join us in being delighted that Emile has committed his future to the club. We’re now looking forward to helping him develop further and seeing him become even more important to the strong young team we’re building.”