The Premier League outfit, Arsenal, confirmed on Thursday that midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has put a new contract with the club on paper.
The youngster Smith Rowe obviously enjoyed an outbreak campaign in the English capital in 2020/21, after he finally got the chance to impress on a steady basis at the end of last year.
The Englishman has been widely touted as the long-term answer to Arsenal’s creative misery, with Smith Rowe’s extremely impressive stance already seeing him take a cult hero status among the club’s fans.
In turn, it came as something of a surprise earlier this summer when one of the Gunners’ Premier League rivals launched an active push to lure ESR out of North London.
The side involved, Aston Villa, were level report to see an offer of £ 25 million turned down by those who held a position of power in the Emirates.
However, as outlined above, Arsenal went on to put the remaining speculations about the future of the club’s emerging midfielder to bed definitively on Thursday.
It comes in the form of a new long-term contract, which confirms the faith of both the club and Mikel Arteta in Smith Rowe’s talents.
In a message this afternoon on their social media platforms, the Gunners confirm that the 20-year-old has put pen to paper on fresh terms and bound him in the foreseeable future.
On the back of the news that was officially made, Mikel Arteta had the following to say:
‘I know the fans will be delighted that Emile has dedicated his future to the club. We look forward to helping him develop further and seeing him become even more important to the strong young team we are building. ‘
🏡 Where he belongs …@emilesmithrowe is here to stay 🔏
And ???? Arsenal (@Arsenal) 22 July 2021
Perhaps even more notable than Smith Rowe’s new agreement itself, was the subsequent confirmation that the youngster had received a new jersey number from the Emirates.
And to say that ESR was honored would be taken lightly. The youngster was previously worn by the likes of Dennis Bergkamp and Mesut Ozil, and has been entrusted with the responsibility of Arsenal’s iconic No. 10.
The decision even led to Smith Rowe earning himself something of a tongue-in-cheek new nickname, in the form of ‘Smith Rowzil’.
Betting odds for Arsenal, next match:
Brentford vs Arsenal chance: result, both teams must score, correct score and goal scorers
Arsenal’s latest videos
Albert Sambi Lokonga’s first workout | Behind the scenes at the Arsenal training center
Our new signing has joined the training for the first time since he moved from Anderlecht …
2021-07-21T15: 00: 30Z
ACCESS TO ALL AREAS | Tavares Scores and Tierney Yields | Glasgow Rangers vs Arsenal (2-2)
Grab your AAA pass and go behind the scenes as we watch Steven Gerrard’s …
2021-07-20T17: 00: 08Z
Premier League table
|4||Brighton & Hove Albion||0||0||0|
|19||West Ham United||0||0||0|
|Player||Team||Red cards||Yellow cards|