Arteta revels in Emile's new deal

23 July 2021 08:52:23 GMTPlus10

Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long-term contract to leave Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta looking forward to further improvements from the midfielder.

The Gunners are 11/2 to secure a top-four spot in the upcoming season and are 5/4 to ensure a finish in the top six of the Premier League.

Smith Rowe, who came through the academy at the Gunners, has made 44 first-team appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring seven goals.

The 20-year-old has also been handed the number 10 shirt which was vacated when Mesut Ozil left the club.

We're now looking forward to helping him develop further.

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Smith Rowe had a spell on loan at RB Leipzig in 2018/19 before he again went out on loan to Huddersfield Town the season after - in total he scored two goals in 19 appearances for the Terriers.

Arsenal missed out on European football last season as they finished eighth in the Premier League on 61 points, just one point and one place behind north London rivals Tottenham.

The Gunners get their new Premier League campaign under way away to newly-promoted Brentford on 13th August.

Arteta spoke of his happiness at signing the playmaker to a long-term deal, telling the club's official website: "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.

"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."

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