‘He cannot be left out’ Arsenal youngster simply has to play reckons pundit

Nigel Winterburn believes that Emile Smith Rowe has played his way into the Arsenal first team, and he simply has to start games now.

The teenager broke into the team as they struggled for form at the end of last year. He took his chance with both hands and has continued to deliver excellent performances.

The Gunners were on a lookout for a new creative midfielder, but if Smith Rowe continues to shine this way, there would be no need for that.

Winterburn, like most Arsenal fans, has been impressed by his performances and says that the midfielder has worked his way into the team and has to be played in every game possible now.

He says Smith Rowe gets better every time he plays and hopes that he keeps performing confidently.

Smith Rowe brings something different from what Arsenal has had when he is playing, and Winterburn says he needs to be kept on in the team.

‘His performances are getting stronger and stronger,’ Winterburn said as quoted by the Metro

‘He’s a player who offers something slightly different to what Arsenal already have in the team at the moment. 

‘So I’m just hoping that his confidence is going to keep building and building. 

‘Obviously, he’s going to have little dips on the way but if he can keep that level of performance going then eventually that will essentially say to the manager ‘leave me out if you dare’. 

‘And that’s exactly what he’s done. He has to be selected at the moment, he cannot be left out. 

‘All you can do as a player is put the performances in and give the manager no choice. That’s what Saka has done and that’s what Rowe is now doing.’

Tags Emile Smith Rowe Nigel Winterburn


  1. OT…Of all the teams to end that 4 year unbeaten home run…
    Thank you, Burnley 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Klopp out

  2. Sue,

    Never ever take any 3 points won for granted in this crazy league, never ever!

    That was heroic from Burnley, defensive masterclass, Pope also outstanding, I personally prefer him to Pickford, weldone to Burnley!

    1. Yes, Goonerboy, Pope was superb!! I prefer anyone to Pickford 😂
      I’m loving all the tweets from the scousers – will we ever score a goal again? Our front 3 are awful… we’ll be lucky to finish in the top 6… 😂 Love it! Love it! Love it!!
      Happy place! Haha!

  3. Hahaha!
    Did you see the look on Klopp’s face? It was orgasmic!!! lol

    No matter what you have achieved as a team, football is a psychological game. The more Liverpool continues in this form, the more they begin to doubt themselves when they don’t score early in games, that is the game for you.

    1. Yes, tempted to have it as the wallpaper on my phone 🤣
      Exactly, Goonerboy!! 4 games without a goal now…so many of their players are ghosts of their former selves! It’s beautiful to watch 😉 When do we play them?! Hahahaha

  4. Omg! Burnley have sure made your night Sue! haha

    Don’t ride your luck though, don’t wanna play them again this season.

    1. ESR has done extremely well and has become an important cog in our player pool.That of course does not mean he will play in every match as NW infers ,and I suspect Arteta will rest him and 2/3 others in the Cup match tomorrow.The lad has had injury problems in the past but he has now filled out and can look after himself physically.In fact in a number of ways he has many of the characteristics of Grealish, which cannot be a bad thing.

  5. Totally agree with that. Emile needs to keep playing as much as possible. The confidence is building now and it can only lead to something good. No matter how much training and practice one goes through, there is always a need for match practice that adds to one’s nerve and enables him to grow as a player with time. Saka has grown so much into the game, because he played consistently for a long time. Yes, he adapted well and his performance did the talking, but not all are early bloomers, some evolve with time. And Emile has all the potential in the world to grow into a superstar.

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