The young English star remained loyal to his beloved club and extended his contract.
Emile Smith Rowe has extended his contract withArsenal
and received the club's number 10 shirt.
While Aston Villa were keen to sign the young star, he eventually stayed at Arsenal and turned down offers from other teams. He has been at Arsenal since the age of 10 and has extended his contract with his beloved club for another five years.
Thus, he will stay at the club until 2026. His previous contract expired in 2023, but Arsenal, due to his excellent performance this season, decided to extend his contract sooner.
Mikel Arteta said:
“As we all saw last season, Emile is an intelligent player with excellent ability. His sharpness on the turn and exceptional vision have already made him a key player for us.
"His attitude and willingness to learn have also been very impressive. Huge credit to our team in our academy who have given Emile a great education and have worked superbly to help with his development through the age groups.
“Along with the first team staff, huge credit also goes to our senior players, who have played such an important role to help Emile develop, gain confidence and perform the way he did last season.
Smith Rowe played 33 games for Arsenal last season and scored 4 goals.