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EPL- Mikel Arteta Should Be Given Some Accolades For Turning Emile Smith Rowe's Career Around

Arsenal's Hale End Academy graduate, Emile Smith Rowe is currently one of the most talked about player in the English Premier League, and this is as a result of how awesome he has been this season. Yes, he has been great, but I think Mikel Arteta deserves some accolades for turning him into the player he is today.

The journey of the 21-year-old youngster is an interesting one, as he just didn't stroll into the Arsenal starting line-up with ease. After breaking out from the youth ranks in 2018, he was sent out on loan to Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig in order to gain first team experience. His time in Germany wasn't an exciting one, as it was blighted by a series of injuries, and as a result, he ended up making just three appearances in all competitions for the German side.

Upon his return to the club in 2020, he was sent out on loan again, and this time, to a Championship side, Huddersfield. At the Terriers, it was a bit better, as he saw some game time. There he developed himself, most especially, his defensive side of his game.

When Arsenal were in crisis in December 2020, due to the unavailability of Mesut Ozil, Arteta decided to play the youngster in the number 10 role, and there and then, his success story at the club started.

On his return debut, Arsenal manager threw him in a tough fixture against Chelsea in December, and he grabbed his chance with both hands, as he put in a phenomenal performance that day to help the gunner defeat their London rivals by three goals to one. Since then, the midfield sensation has gone on to be a consistent member of the first team. Arteta's work on the Englishman has been immense, and we have recently seen evidence. Rowe has improved on his decision-making in the attacking third, his defensive side of his game has seen massive improvement, as well as his versatility. Most especially, his goal scoring prowess has been augmented, as he has so far scored up to four Premier League goals this season.

His series of decent performances has earned him a place in the England National team, and for all this, I think credit should be given to Mikel Arteta for his work on the youngster.

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