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Report: Arsenal have huge confidence in Emile Smith Rowe ahead of next season

Arsenal are said to have full belief in Emile Smith Rowe ahead of next season, if the club cannot add to their playmaking options.

Smith Rowe has enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign with the Gunners. The young midfielder eventually becoming one of the first names on the teamsheet towards the end of the season.

Arsenal are said to be in the mix for a new playmaker in the summer, with The Athletic claiming Martin Odegaard is their number one target.

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However, despite the obvious need to strengthen and add depth in that area, that same report from The Athletic also claims there is a ‘huge confidence’ in Smith Rowe’s ability ahead of the new campaign.

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It’s a fair assumption that this summer, Arsenal will finally land a playmaker. Although there is huge confidence in the potential of Emile Smith Rowe. He will be rewarded with a new contract, more depth and quality in that position is required,” the Athletic state.

It seems, then, that regardless of who comes and who doesn’t that Smith-Rowe is going to be playing a big role.

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Arsenal’s season, overall, was a disappointing one. But the emergence of Smith Rowe was a huge bonus.

He’s one of a number of fine young players at the club. Like Bukayo Saka, Folarin Balogun, and Miguel Azeez, the Gunners have high hopes.

It goes without saying, then, that Arsenal need to build around Smith Rowe for next season. Yes, he could do with adding goals to his game, but most players can always improve further.

Mikel Arteta is already a big fan of Smith Rowe anyway. He previously labelled him ‘extraordinary’ earlier in the year. If the Spaniard doesn’t land a number ten, then Smith Rowe will do more than a good enough job if required.

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