Saka and Smith Rowe have some impressive Premier League stats

Arsenal prides itself in developing talents from the club’s Hale End academy and the current setup has two players that have come through the ranks to shine.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith are performing so well that the club would probably be more than happy to give chances to more players from its academy.

Both players have made their senior England debut and have a bright future ahead of them.

They have fired the club into the top four in this campaign as the Gunners attempt to play in the Champions League next season.

The Sun reveals, with 13 goals scored from open play, Smith Rowe has more open play goals than Bruno Fernandes since the start of last season, the Manchester United man has just 12.

Saka has become the second-youngest player to score up to 10 league goals for Arsenal.

The only player who has done it quicker is Nicolas Anelka, who achieved his at 19.

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These stats show we have two outstanding players on our hands and we can only hope they keep getting better.

Jack Wilshere is another top player who has been developed by the club, but injuries robbed him of much of his career.

Fans will pray Saka and Smith stay healthy and continue to contribute to the club for many years to come.

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  1. The legacy continues to give with Hale End itself and the young players signed by a visionary manager.
    The work being done by Per Mertesaker and, formerly, Freddie Ljunberg cannot be underestimated either.

    What a fortunate man MA is to have inherited such talent and, to his credit, he is bringing them on nicely.

  2. I know ESR is my hobby-horse, but I believe he is totally wasted as a “super-sub”.

    We were 3-0 up against Norwich, when ESR comes on with 8 minutes to go. He slips a lovely pass thru to Lacazette, who draws the penalty. (I am sure ESR does not get an assist, but without his pass there would be no penalty).

    Then he appears again in the area and bangs in another goal himself.

    He is our leading scorer but can’t get in the starting line-up.


    1. All to do with the “process” I’m told….. we must not start questioning anything, but follow like sheep.

    2. Totally agree. And what’s more, they don’t bring him in early enough. Arteta haves bringing in subs even when those on the pitch clearly manifest signs of fatighue

  3. To put myself in MA’s shoes ESR was coming back from injury and GM grabbed the chance with both hands , the wins kept coming and E-SR scoring and assisting as a sub makes the saying ‘if it aint broke….’ ring true . But it is frustrating and i believe MA would love to tweak the line up to fit them in, But he will want to pick the right moment . What it has done is let ode play well and feel wanted, and after his real madrid debacle , thats what he and this team needs . A leader and playmaker with confidence . The team looks balanced and shoe horning smith Rowe as a left wing is not the way forward . Even though hes scoring and assisting from there , its coz hes a great player not a great winger . To sum up what i mean , i think once ode feels solid in this team
    He can play well in many positions eg deep lying playmaker , which has not been the case when he has played there with smith Rowe as the no 10

  4. There is no drama here, ESR will be in this side, to me he looks physically tired, bit like Steven Gerard when he first came into the Liverpool side. I think you guys will have to get used to having good players not playing every week, look at mancity, Chelsea etc, if you want to be a top team, you need a top squad……..

  5. Whiners will whine but ESR has the same problem as martinelli, they do everything at 110% without management and this is very likely to results in muscular injuries. They need to be managed until they improve their game management. It only takes one bad tackle when they are exhausted and not steady on their feet.

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