Video: Arsenal announce Emile Smith Rowe new contract & shirt number

Emile Smith Rowe has been linked with a move to Aston Villa this summer, but Arsenal have finally signed the midfielder down to a new contract, and have announced it with his brand new shirt number also.

Anyone who had any doubts about whether the club was serious about the 20 year-old, this should answer any questions that remained, with ESR now wearing the famous number 10 shirt, following in the footsteps of former key players in Jack Wilshere, Mesut Ozil and Dennis Bergkamp just to name a few.

The official club website describes his new deal as a ‘new long-term contract’, but doesn’t state the actual length of the deal at present, but there are little doubts about how important it is for Arsenal that his future has been secured.


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  1. Hooray a bit of positivity! Among the sea of negativity. Going forwards a good manager will get top top results with Saka and Esr in the team. Just add Willock and we could have a future productive attack.

    1. Kudos to u Kev, u have been saying it’s a done deal for some time now before it was confirmed officially by the club. Any other transfer updates?

  2. The news I’ve been longing for!!
    The Smith has signed… love it, love it, love it!
    That shirt certainly does look good on him

      1. Have a family do to attend that day, Ken, so am looking at going to the league game instead on 22 Aug 🤞

        1. Hope it all goes well for you and let’s hope you can get your hands on some tickets – it must drive you crazy!!!!

  3. Wow 😊 I am really happy about this. Really really happy, i don’t know long I’ve been yapping about the club giving him that 10 and reassuring him he’s our future before any AM signings. Congrats Emile!

  4. Best news I have heard for ages. This means we will see ESR in his prime. This is a good as any signing.

  5. Excellent news.Not only is he a very fine player, but like Saka he strikes me as a very level headed young man.

  6. George Eastham wore the Arsenal number 10 shirt. I hope ESR provides us with as much enjoyment.

  7. The pedant that I am is screaming out that there is nothing “new in the number ten shirt”. Our players have worn it all my life and long before too. I accept that it IS a new number for ESR of course!

  8. Incredible bit of news…if given the adequate amount of opportunities, predominantly in his rightful position, this gem of a player should flourish for the foreseeable future…ESR, when you put in your typical shift, it makes me feel a strong sense of pride that you’re donning our jersey…keep your foot to the pedal…onwards and upwards

  9. For all the negativity that surrounds Arsenal at times, it’s good to know that the really good young players are signing new contracts and will be part of the future and it’s success
    Fabulous news on ESR

  10. Sweetest news of the window. our present, our future. Fantastic shirt No. & ofcourse he deserves it congrats ESR-10

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