Arsenal fans react to Emile Smith-Rowe’s impressive showing against Vorskla Poltava

Arsenal sealed their status as winners of Group E in the Europa League as they strolled to a 3-0 win over Vorksla Poltava on Thursday night, with Unai Emery’s young Gunners showing extraordinary quality to match the extraordinary circumstances in which the game was played – the match was relocated to Kiev due to off-the-field controversy in Ukraine.

While all of the youth talents deployed by Emery, at the very least, held their own, Emile Smith-Rowe stood out as he opened the scoring by pouncing on a loose ball and firing into an empty net.

The 18-year-old completed two key passes and was also more than handy on the back foot as he completed two tackles and three interceptions (WhoScored) on a freezing night in Ukraine.

The future certainly looks bright for Arsenal and the Emirates faithful on Twitter were full of praise for the winger, with some suggesting that he replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan or Alex Iwobi in the regular starting XI.