Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long-term contract with Arsenal, the North London club has officially confirmed.
The 20-year-old climbed the academy ranks at Arsenal, practicing his craft for a while at RB Leipzig and Huddersfield Town, before earning a first-team spot for the Gunners last summer. His chance to impress manager Mikel Arteta became notable when Mesut Ozil was frozen by the squad, and it’s fair to say he left a great impression through 37 appearances across all competitions in 2020-21, during which he scored seven. goals and seven assists. More.
Smith Rowe drew strong interest from Aston Villa and Arsenal were forced to decline two offers for his services. It was reported that Villa was preparing a third with a two-year contract. Now, however, Arsenal are even less likely to welcome new offers, having decided to give Smith Rowe the number 10 jersey ahead of next season and tie him for the next five years.