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Tottenham star Ryan Sessegnon full of praise for Arsenal ace on Instagram

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Tottenham star Ryan Sessegnon full of praise for Arsenal ace on Instagram

Tottenham Hotspur star Ryan Sessegnon has put north London rivalry aside to heap praise on Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe, after the latter made his first Premier League start for the Gunners on Saturday at Goodison Park.

Smith-Rowe, 19, started against Everton but failed to make an impact as the two sides played out a 0-0 draw in front of their new managers Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti. It was Smith-Rowe’s 12th appearance for Arsenal so far.

The England youth international lasted 66 minutes of the clash before being replaced as Joe Willock came on with Freddie Ljungberg trying to find a winner ahead of Arteta’s arrival. It remains to be seen if Arteta will stick with Smith-Rowe.

The youngster was frustrated on Instagram after the match as Arsenal failed to gain all three points, but the youngster did state his pride at being afforded a first Premier League start – in what was just his 15th senior outing in professional football.


Sessegnon, who was signed by Tottenham from Fulham for £25million in the summer (BBC), has played alongside Smith-Rowe for England’s youth teams. Smith-Rowe has two caps for England’s Under-20 side, and four for the Under-19 side.

Former Fulham star Sessegnon replied to Smith-Rowe’s Instagram post, commenting “well done bro”.

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