Emile Smith Rowe

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Football biography

Emile Smith Rowe (born 28 July 2000) is an English professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Arsenal.

Arsenal career

Smith Rowe joined Arsenal's Hale End Academy in 2010 at the age of ten. He made his first appearance for the Under-23s in 2016/17, at the age of 16. He continued in the Under-23s during the 2017-2018 season, making 11 appearances for the side.

Aged 17, he joined the senior team on their pre-season tour of Singapore in July 2018. He scored a goal in the 1-1 full-time result against Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup.[1][2] He also assisted a goal in the 5-1 win against PSG in the same competition on 28 July, which was also his 18th birthday.[3]

Smith Rowe signed a new long-term professional contract with Arsenal on 31 July 2018 when he was described by head coach Unai Emery as having "lots of potential".[4][5] The length of the contract was not disclosed by Arsenal, but it was reported to be a five-year deal.[6]

International career

Smith Rowe has been capped by England at U16, U17 & U18 level whilst progressing through the ranks at Arsenal’s Hale End academy.

In October 2017, he won the Under-17s World Cup with England.[7]

Personal life

He stylises his double-barrelled surname without a hyphen.[8]

References

  1. Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe: I did not hesitate to take my chance - ESPN. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. Arsenal 1-1 Atletico Madrid: How it happened - Arsenal.com. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  3. Arsenal 5-1 PSG: How it happened - Arsenal.com. 28 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  4. Emile Smith Rowe signs new contract - Arsenal.com. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  5. Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe signs new long-term contract - Sky Sports. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  6. Emile Smith Rowe: I was on the beach last month – now I’ve scored for Arsenal - The Times. 31 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  7. Emile Smith Rowe admits first Arsenal goal topped winning the World Cup with England after announcing his arrival - The Independent. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 29 July 2018.
  8. Emile Smith Rowe - Arsenal.com. Retrieved 29 July 2018.

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