Emile Smith-Rowe is back to his best – and we can watch him at the U21 Euros this summer

Arsenal star selected for international squad

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe has been selected as part of England’s 23-man squad for the U21 European Championships, set to be held in Romania and Georgia this month.

Smith Rowe’s inclusion comes after his participation in a training camp at St George’s Park, which included a behind-closed-doors friendly against Japan where he played for an hour.

Impressing manager Lee Carsley during the training camp, Smith Rowe secured his place in the final Euros squad for the second time in his career.

He previously made two appearances in the 2021 edition of the tournament. Throughout the qualifying campaign, the 22-year-old featured in five matches, scoring against Andorra and the Czech Republic.

England finds themselves in a group alongside the Czech Republic once again, with their opening game against them scheduled for June 22. Three days later, they will face Israel before concluding the group stage with a match against Germany on June 28.

Smith Rowe is the sole member of the squad who has already earned senior international experience, having won three caps under manager Gareth Southgate. In addition, he was a part of England’s triumphant U17 World Cup squad in 2017.

Smith Rowe’s inclusion in the England U21 squad reflects his progress after his serious injury, which sidelined him for a long duration in the first half of the last campaign.

Representing his country on the international stage, even though it is at youth level, will provide him with invaluable experience and an opportunity to showcase his abilities against top young players from across Europe.

Arsenal fans will be eager to see how he performs in the tournament and hope that it further bolsters his development.

They will be hoping to see the old Smith-Rowe back next season.

Yash Bisht

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  1. It’d be interesting to see who would be the victim if Havertz comes. Jesus or Smith-Rowe?

  2. Oh I wish Evgunner was around, a few weeks ago he ask a very important question.

    Who does Arsenal has to rotate with Odegaard?

    Smith Rowe is the natural fit in my opinion, but for one reason or the other the gaffer do not appear to trust him, hence Vieira continues to block his progress.

    In my opinion a Harvtz back to life could be deadly in this number ten role, he’s a top talent that has been wasted at Chelsea, in an Arsenal or a Citizens shirt this German could rip up the league with the right support.

  3. Smith Row will be sold, because although a great prospect, He is injury prone. Plus we need the money for our overpriced purchases. Speaking of which. There is a lot of talk about an opening bid of £80 million being rejected for RICE that originated from a Westham supporter/reporter and a Manchester supporter/reporter from 90 min and the Evening Standard, both reported from unknown sources. The truth is the bid was the same as last year, but then he had 2 years remaining on his contract. That bid was £54 million with future add-ons taking it up to £70 million. Now that West ham are no longer in a controlling situation with Rice holding all the cards with just 1 year remaining and a preference to play for just Arsenal due to his wanting criteria, West ham have no choice but to accept Arsenals fare bid of £70 million after add-ons, or risk losing him to Arsenal next year for free. It does not matter if Man City, Man United or Chelsea make a bid for him.They could even bid £200 million and Westham could accept this. I does not matter, He won’t be going anywhere other than the team the player chooses, not the team West ham chooses. West ham have only two options, keep him for one year, or sell him to Arsenal due to the players preference.

    1. Actually there’s a 1 year option West Ham have got on Rice, but they have agreed not to use it and let him leave this year.

  4. I think Smith Rowe, is in between a Jack Wilshaw and an Aaron Ramsey. Both great players on their day but unfortunately both injury prone, like Smith Rowe. I think Arteta is frightened he is going to get injured again, unless the operation has fixed that issue! He scored goals like David platt. Nice!

    1. One things that scares me, Smith Rowe ending up in the wrong hands , say a Unai Emery at Aston Villa, He could explode like a Bellingham in my opinion under the decorateted Spaniard.

  5. Hopefully this tournament will see ESR prove that he’s over his injury problems and become a valuable member of our squad.

  6. A lot of BS being talked about ESR being injury prone. He’s not long back from a serious injury, the only one he’s had do let’s stop the narrative about him being a liability.

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