- Smith Rowe Credits Arteta for the improved performance from him and Bukayo Saka
- Commends the arsenal boss for the help they’re getting from him
Arsenal’s midfield prodigy, Emile Smith Rowe has declared that he and his fellow young star, Bukayo Saka have Mikel Arteta to thank for their improved performances.
Both Englishmen have become regular starters for their North London club, Arsenal despite being under the age of 2. Their performances at the club side has seen them get called up to represent their national team.
Smith Rowe (21) and Saka (20) were both on target against Andorra during the international break, the former with the Under-21s side and the latter with the senior squad.
Saka scored the second goal of a 5-0 rout on October 9, while Smith Rowe delivered the only goal of the game two days later after the Young Lions were reduced to 10 men due to the red card given to Rhian Brewster.
Crediting Arteta for their significant progress especially in the front of goal. Smith Rowe said:
“[Arteta] has spoken to us and given us so much confidence to stay calm,” said Smith Rowe.
“[Saka and I] know we’re going to be getting into these positions. Because we’re both young players we’ve got to stay as calm as possible and just focus on the goal really.
“We’ve been practising a lot in training, after training and we get the support from the experienced players in the team as well, they’re always helping us. It’s really good at Arsenal, we’re really happy with the help we’re getting.”
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