Arsenal willing to sell star Hale End youngster to rivals Chelsea

Arsenal open to letting star leave In shock revelation

According to The Times, Arsenal are willing to let Emile Smith Rowe depart the Emirates Stadium, before the transfer window shuts down.

The midfielder is yet to register a single minute on the pitch this season and looks to have fallen further down the pecking order.

After the arrival of Kai Havertz, it is crystal clear who Mikel Arteta sees as a better fit in the number eight position.

The young Englishman had a season to forget last year, as the 23-year-old failed to start even a single Premier League game.

With the Euros next summer, the Hale End graduate would certainly want to spend more time on the pitch rather than on the bench and that might only be possible outside the territory of North London.

Arsenal’s city rivals Chelsea are thought to be keen on landing the midfielder, as they look to further bolster their squad before the end of the transfer window.

It is still unclear how concrete the interest is in for Smith Rowe from the Blues, but they are certainly monitoring his situation, alongside Barcelona duo Ferran Torres and Raphinha.

It will come as a shock to everyone if the Arsenal man indeed ends up making a move away from the Emirates Stadium.

Not too long ago, numerous individuals had hailed him as a future Arsenal legend, and his departure from the club this summer would undoubtedly evoke a sense of sadness among many.

But this is football, and everybody knows it’s full of emotions. In the end, that’s what we all signed up for.

Writer – Yash Bisht

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  1. Unless they get £30 million plus for him, he is not worth selling with his potential for peanuts. He is the next james mddison.

    1. What is 30m? You signed Havertz for 65m and you’re considering selling ESR for 30m?
      It doesn’t make sense!

  2. Selling our 2nd/3rd best finisher in the club that’s Arsenal through and through, while struggling for goals

    Makes complete sense…..

    1. How many of those goals did he managed to score last season , some of u are just looking for an opportunity to slender Arsenal.

      1. He lost almost the complete season through injury. It would be a disgrace if he were to be let go before having a chance to re-establish his position as a goal scoring wide/inside forward.

  3. I dont see this rumour as having any truth to it. I accept that EVERY player has his price But this rumour makes no sense to me.

    IF, and I say IF , it happens, what it willtell me is that we need money IN far more urgently than some , myself included. have thought necessary.

    I accept STRANGER things HAVE happened. But not often ; in fact only VERY rarely!

    1. I’m 100% with you on this one @Jon Fox.
      It just doesn’t make sense. Just a few months ago, I read that Arteta had spoken with ESR and the young lad was willing to stay. He even went on to inscribe a tatto, “trust the process” (in Spanish) on his body.
      So I wonder where this info is coming from.

    2. Exactly my thoughts Jon. ESR is young, home grown, with a lot of potential. There are so many games to play in a long, grueling season in prospect. So this rumor just doesn’t make any sense.
      Even from the player’s perspective, I can’t see him having more playing time at Chelsea either.
      So, yes, this story belongs to the refuse heap.
      But if it turns out to be true, and the deal gets done, then I would start to seriously doubt “the process”

  4. So he is not getting chances are Arsenal so wants to go Chelsea? They have just as many players but no European football.

    Not sure I believe that one.

  5. Why would Che chase him when he has rarely played any minutes -I doubt that they would sign him because of his form from two or three seasons ago. What are they going off of, maybe his u21 England performances but there weren’t too many games. I find this rumor a little strange

  6. Absolutely nonsense, come on I know it is a rumor but can’t we just have a well thought out rumor!?

  7. I have long mastered the art of reading people behavior and rarely off the money.

    Have been saying Smith Rowe should be loan to Aston Villa, some fans couldn’t see my reasoning, but in my view Unai Emery would have seen and appreciated Smith Rowe qualities.

  8. I could see this coming, not playing he will never get into the England national team. ESR can play wing, 10, 8 and faults 9. He plays from the bench 2 seasons again and score at a rate that nobody from the bench since could repeat, not even Trossard. But it looks like Arteta have a short memory, because since last season everyone that’s came in just fall in front of him. But I am no surprise because last season we lost the title because our CB combination got broken due to an injury, now we deliberately break that CB combination.

  9. If he wants to leave, which is doubtful, why would he join Chelsea where he would not get any more playing time than he would if he stayed. Seems a desperation headline from The Times.

  10. For me ESR is not a no 8. Don’t think he has the defensive quality needed for the role. He is better suited as an attacking playmaker role like Odegaardt but on the left side of an inverted rightback setup. Should see him & Gabriel coming more into the fold after the internationsl break to give the captain some rest. I am 99.9% sure this will be the case. If & when he comes in the team could look like this:-

    Partey White Saliba Kiwior
    Havertz Rice
    Saka EsR Martinelli
    This wknd against United however the setup will change again:-

    White Saliba Gabriel Zinny
    Partey Rice
    Saka Odegaardt Martinelli
    Be patient ladies & gentleman. The league is a marathon nt a sprint. Rotation is going to be key. Although our play isn’t fluid yet, the team are picking up points.

    Lets nt make the same mistake as last season by player burn-out & injuries.

  11. Why would we want to sell him when last season everyone was seeing how we had no depth on the bench.
    Of course not withstanding the fact that we are competing in four competitions.
    I for one can’t wait for this transfer window to shut down.

  12. It would be unfortunate if we do sell ESR, a young player with lots of potential who has not received many opportunities.

    Then again it is not surprising as Arteta is not known for promoting young players from our academy. He is proven to be a checkbook manager, who much prefers spending millions than developing talent.

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