Arsenal fans react to Emile Smith-Rowe’s first competitive start

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Arsenal extended their winning run across all competitions to six matches on Wednesday evening after sweeping aside Brentford to put their name in the hat for Saturday’s Carabao Cup fourth-round draw.

The Gunners secured a hard-fought 3-1 victory over the Championship side thanks to goals from Danny Welbeck and Alexandre Lacazette, while teenage sensation Emile Smith-Rowe was handed his first competitive start.

Smith-Rowe made his first-team debut off the bench in last weekend’s Europa League victory over Vorskla and the match against Brentford was the latest opportunity for the Gunners’ academy graduate to show his talent.

While he was not on the scoresheet and did not contribute an assist, the performance of the 18-year-old earned praise on social media from fans who have been getting carried away with just how good the attacking midfielder can become.

We have gathered some of the best reactions to Smith-Rowe’s performance below as fans praised his contribution.