Arsenal have been relentless in their quest for the Premier League title, doing just fine without Emile Smith Rowe, who was once regarded as one of the most promising players in the Gunners’ shirt. Since the 22-year-old attacking midfielder returned to action after a long absence due to injury, he has not been able to remove either Martin Odegaard at number ten or Gabriel Martinelli on the left flank.
Here’s what manager Mikel Arteta has to say about it.
🗣️ “He needs to prove how much he wants to win and how much he is going to contribute to this team to get better and win, he has to show that to get on the team.” 💪
Mikel Arteta on Emile Smith Rowe’s struggle for a place at Arsenal since his return pic.twitter.com/QIs5ABONEe
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) March 15, 2023