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Fabrizio Romano reveals Emile Smith Rowe has five-year deal on the table amid contract talks

Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Arsenal are keen on extending the contract of youngster Emile Smith Rowe amid the star’s breakthrough into the first-team this season.

According to the famed journalist, the Gunners opened talks with the 20-year-old over extending his current deal back in March with the club optimistic a deal can be reached.

Smith Rowe has enjoyed a standout season in the first team and has made 31 appearances for the senior squad, scoring four goals and assisting a further seven in all competitions.

Speaking further on the talks between the two parties, Romano claimed that there is a five-year deal on the table and that the Hale End academy prospect is happy in north London and open to staying.

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What this season has taught anyone associated with the team is that the youngsters are the way forward, and the heart and soul of the team

In a campaign where the senior stars have failed to make their mark, the youth have stood head and shoulders above their more experienced colleagues.

Bukayo Saka was the breakthrough star last season, but, it’s the Croydon-born ace’s turn this time around and his displays have been nothing short of sensational. He tortured the Chelsea defence during Wednesday evening’s win, earning man of the match for his efforts.

His passing and movement as well as dribbling ability has set him aside from other players like Martin Odegaard, who joined in January with the hope of making a massive impact in the number 10 position. Instead, the exact opposite has happened and the Norwegian has been outshone by the Englishman.

Smith Rowe’s future is of the utmost importance given that he’s is one of the very few players who come out of this torrid season with any credit.

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