The 18-year-old attacking midfielder has been earmarked as a potential Gunners star for several seasons now, with his recent displays in the club’s Under-23 side enough to persuade Unai Emery to give him several first-team opportunities this season.
Smith-Rowe scored his first goal for the club in earlier in the club’s Europa League campaign, away to Azerbaijani side Qarabag, and added to his tally this evening against Vorskla Poltava.
He might still be classed as a youngster but Smith-Rowe possess the coolness of a hardened veteran, as he easily finished off a bright Arsenal move:
The kids are alright! 🙌
Emile Smith-Rowe was in the right place at the right time to bag his third goal of the season!
A exciting young talent 💪 pic.twitter.com/4rq9zZPNjE
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 29, 2018
Interestingly, Smith-Rowe is the first 18-year-old Arsenal player to score more than once in a single season since Theo Walcott, so he’s definitely on the right track.
Goals this season:
Alexis Sanchez: 1
Emile Smith Rowe: 3
— Corndog (@JohnBappe) November 29, 2018
Smith-Rowe is quality 🔥#OneOfOurOwn
— Martin Grayson (@MG_1886) November 29, 2018
Smith-Rowe > Rashford
— Luke Aukland (@aukers88) November 29, 2018
Smith Rowe is a baller …. #VORARS
— Chuky Unadulterated (@ChukyUnfazed) November 29, 2018
Emile Smith-Rowe is one for the future
— #ReadyToLive (@Mo_Artwell) November 29, 2018
Smith Rowe trying scoop passes over the top. Doesn’t lack in confidence!
— Dan Critchlow (@afcDW) November 29, 2018
Smith-Rowe is class👀
— Rob (@robIacey) November 29, 2018
Smith-Rowe really balling out this game jeez
— BH (@MaitlandNiles_) November 29, 2018
What do you think of the goal, and Smith-Rowe’s potential?