Arsenal’s Star Is ‘Considering’ Leaving The Club
What did Emile Smith Rowe say in his most recent interview?
In a recent interview, Smith Rowe said [via 90min]: “I have changed a bit of my mentality… just to go for it. I have not really got anything to lose. I have tried to change that inside me,” he said. “I used to have a lot of doubts. I used to question my confidence, at times. But now I am really strong. I am feeling really fit and I am taking that into now.
“The gaffer has really helped me with that. He was helping me through my injury and often pulled me for chats about how I can be mentally stronger. I tried to support the boys as much as I could when I couldn’t help them on the pitch. It was really tough but I am stronger now.
“When I heard [supporters cheering him onto the pitch] in the Champions League, it was a really proud moment for me and my family. It has been hard sometimes not coming on and sometimes [you are] disappointed, but this is life, this is football. You have got to keep going.”
Should Arsenal sell Emile Smith Rowe?
The first question Mikel Arteta should be asking himself is this – where does Smith Rowe fit into his system? If there is no concrete answer to this, then he should allow the 23-year-old to move on for the good of his career.
Teams such as Aston Villa, Brighton and Newcastle United are all reportedly interested in the player – if they are willing to give him a greater share of playing time, then it makes sense for Smith Rowe to depart the Emirates Stadium. As things stand, he has not started in a Premier League game since May 2022.
It would be a shame to see him go, given his limitless natural ability – but it would also be a shame to see him waste away at a club that has no place for him.