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.
Content created and supplied by: UnikJay (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More