Midfielder told he is part of Arteta’s plans despite lack of game time

Emile Smith Rowe faced challenges in securing regular playing time for Arsenal last season, primarily due to a combination of injuries and stiff competition within the team. As a result, he spent a significant portion of the campaign on the bench.

However, Smith Rowe has attracted interest from several clubs during this transfer window, potentially providing Arsenal with an opportunity to offload him for a substantial fee. Despite this, the Gunners are determined to retain the services of the talented player, who emerged from their Hale End Academy.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Arsenal has made the decision not to let Smith Rowe depart. They have reassured him that he remains an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s plans for the upcoming season. This decision indicates the club’s belief in his potential and their commitment to his development.

Smith Rowe will be hopeful for an injury-free period, which would allow him to compete for a regular spot in the first team. With the assurance from the club, he can focus on proving himself and seizing the opportunities that come his way in the upcoming campaign.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Smith Rowe is a top talent that we can trust to help lead us back to the top of English football as one of the finest graduates from our academy.

However, the Englishman will feel if the club signs more players, then he might not get the amount of game time he wants.

If he gets a good offer from outside, he might ask us to consider it as long as it will be good for both parties.

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  1. Not sure he is Champions League quality and he’s injury prone. I’d be okay if te club decideto cash in.

      1. As always, what did you do expect from the agenda crowd? They’ve tried all kinds of tactics to cause disharmony and destability for the manager since 2020.
        But they will keep trying. You throw enough times at a target and you will hit it at least one. It’s the “Law of Averages”.

        You play the lottery for a few years and in that time you will surely win something, from £0.01 to winning the actaul Jackpot. Just need to keep at it and you are in with a chance.. You have to be in it to win it. Hitting the jackpot will be difficult but winning a £1 here and there will keep you.

        Arteta is the jackpot they are all trying to hit and the side shows (He is sh!t and can only manage 5th to 8th place finishes. He mistreats our favourite players. He is a cheque book manager. Spent more money than any other manager in football history. Blah blah are the £1 wins here and there.

        1. Such blissful intelligence, Goonster!!

          Its worth remembering, I think, that the usual anti MA crowd, pretty much all of of whom are on here daily and, mostly, still in emotional love with the Wenger glory period and thus stuck firmly in the past, ARE STILL A TINY MINORITY of how Gooners world wide think about our club,our manager and back room set up, in TODAYS era. Throughout history, in all walks of life, including football fans, such “eternally stuck in the past ” pessimists and critics abound.

          But they ARE a tiny minority of the WHOLE, however much regular noise they make.

  2. From our top scorer the season before to being left in on the bench when fit for Artetas signing Vieria ,we saw it with Martinelli when fit but Arteta played Willian .
    I get that managers like their own players but Ffs I hope he stops trying to copy his best buddy pep and starts trying his own ideas ,the Rice signing screams trying to replicate how stones as played this season .

  3. The young man should find a club among his suitors and force his way out of arsenal.

    Arteta will only ruin him if he remain with arsenal.

  4. Whatever is Said on thi topic this boy is better than Fabio viera that was waste of money around 35 M. Now We want to sell ESR for 20 m haha joke

  5. When he has played this season, he needs to make a statement in he’s performance, which he has not done on a consistent basis, talented guy but needs to boss a game, to many sideways passing for someone who can run with the ball…🤔 Imo

  6. Where does this “injury prone ” label come from ??
    He had quite a serious groin injury that re-occured but has had surgery on it since then. Hopefully is ok now. Played great football the season before and I felt that he was better than Saka at that stage. Give the guy a chance to prove himself !! Not easy to do this if you only get 15 minutes as a substitute. I think that Arteta will play him more this season as he obviously has confidence in his ability.

  7. Injury prone? No he’s not and I hope he stays. A player gets a serious injury and all of a sudden gets labelled injury prone, smh. He’s just been called up for England’s under 23 team by the way.

  8. Mikel knows best. He has turned around the fortunes of Xhaka, Martinelli, Saka, Saliba, Ben, Ramsdale (from a relegation keeper to the no2), Zinny, Nelson, he can do it for ESR. We just need to be patient. AMN has let down Mourinho a serial winner, so how can you Mikel for him being so stubborn? We need to slowly get ESR into the team, not just rush him which is what Mikel is doing.

  9. Great that ESR will be staying. I always have liked ESR for his talent, commitment and the fact that he is one of our very own, a gunner to the core. If he manages to stay injury free, he is a great player to have in the squad given his flexibility to play in multiple positions in the midfield and on the wings. Considering the number of competitions Arsenal will be playing next season, we will need ESR very much and he will be a great asset to have. Also it will send a clear message to the Academy players that if you have it in you, there will always be chances for you in the first team.

  10. This does nt surprise me at all. Always knew the lad will stay & that Arteta rates him highly.
    I can see him play the Odegaardt role when squad rotation is required for rest or tactical purposes.

  11. I have to chuckle when the matter of an offer for AMN from Wolves is raised, as at the time, the Midlands Club denied making a firm offer.In hindsight, they made the correct decision.

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