Brilliantly gifted midfielder sends message to fans and announces ‘he is happy’ to sign up with Arsenal this summer
Emil Smith Rowe has opened up and admitted that he is delighted to have agreed a new deal with Arsenal
The Gunners youngster has been the subject of intense interest from Aston Villa this summer, with the Midlands outfit having seen two bids rejected for the playmaker, as the club had no intention of letting him leave
Smith Rowe has now put an end to the speculation by committing his future to the club he has been with since he was 10 years old, and he has admitted just how delighted he is with the deal.
“It’s been a crazy journey, like I said, being here since I was 10 years old, coming through the ranks with loads of team-mates and stuff along the way,” Smith Rowe told Arsenal.com. “So finally putting pen to paper on a long-term deal is something that I’ve been waiting to do.
“I feel like it’s definitely been an up and down journey, there have been a lot of downs with injuries and so on, and I feel like I’ve had a lot of experience, going out on loan and stuff. So it’s definitely been a hard one, but I’m really happy to commit my future to Arsenal.
“I feel like I don’t really try to set myself any challenges going forward, I try to keep moving forward game by game and see how it goes. I don’t like to put too much pressure on myself, but I’m sure it’s going to be a big season for me and the team as well.”
“The manager always wants me to score more goals, I think that’s important for the position that I play in,” he said. “So I just want to try and score and create more goals for the team, I think that will help us majorly, so that’s what I’m going to focus onin training as well.”