During the final days of the summer transfer season, Arsenal sensation Emile Smith Rowe was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea. Despite his lack of playing time this season, the Gunners have refused to let the gifted playmaker depart the Emirates Stadium.
In fact, Smith Rowe has only made one appearance for Mikel Arteta’s side in all competitions, a 1-0 win over Brentford in the Carabao Cup last month. Newcastle United have been mentioned as a possible destination for the 23-year-old, with Eddie Howe’s side thought to be interested in a January deal.
With that in mind, football.london has compiled the most recent information on the England international’s probable move from north London to Tyneside.
Newcastle United are the latest Premier League club to be linked with a move for Smith Rowe, with Northern Echo journalist Scott Wilson reporting that the Magpies’ ownership group are set to hold a transfer meeting later this month, with the Hale End academy graduate being touted as an early potential January target.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has announced that Smith Rowe will not be leaving before tonight’s deadline, adding that the teenager will play an important role for the Gunners this season.
“I had a conversation with him, and it’s important to understand where he is,” Arteta said of the gifted boy. “The first three or four weeks were always going to be challenging for all of the clubs.” You see all the rumors and unhappy players in every country because it’s one game every week for a month and everyone starts a fresh season with high hopes, but there aren’t enough minutes for everyone. September will be a whole different story.”
Smith Rowie breaks silence
when asked if Smith Rowe will be in the squad beyond the transfer deadline, the Spaniard simply said, “Yes.”.
Smith Rowe has now broken his silence after sending a supportive message on social media to Arsenal teammate Eddie Nketiah, who has been called up to the England squad for the next international break. The 23-year-old captioned a photo of Nketiah, “My guy *clap emoji* *heart emoji*.”