Emile Smith Rowe, an Arsenal outcast, would be ideal for Newcastle United.
Former Tottenham and Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton told Football Insider exclusively that Smith Rowe will struggle to re-enter Mikel Arteta’s starting lineup and praised Newcastle’s willingness to use bright youth.
According to the Northern Echo (12 October), the 23-year-old has emerged as a possible January target and has been considered by club executives.
The midfielder’s current contract at the Emirates extends until 2026, but he has only made six appearances for the Gunners this season, totaling just ten minutes of Premier League action.
If Smith Rowe wishes to move on, Hutton proposed St James’ Park as a possible venue.
“I think he’s a top talent, there’s no doubt about it,” he told Football In
“He showed it at Arsenal, so it’s a shame about the injuries.” He had to fight his way back into the team, and Arsenal have done really well without him.
“I believe Newcastle, and if you look at the players they’ve signed, they give young talented players a chance.” Could he fit in there? Yes, he could, and I can see it happening
“It’s going to be up to him.” Is he optimistic about his future at Arsenal? Is he trying to force his way back in? Or is he looking for a new challenge?
“Newcastle is a good prospect moving forward, they are going in the right direction and he might want to be part of that.”