Arsenal boss Unai Emery has already revealed that he intends to give some of the Gunners’ most exciting youngsters a run out in the EFL Cup clash with Brentford on Wednesday, as reported by the club’s website.
Emile Smith Rowe is expected to be included in the Spaniard’s starting XI to face the Bees, marking his full debut for the North London outfit. He made his bow at the Emirates Stadium only last week as a substitute in the Europa League clash with Ukrainian side Vorskla Poltava.
The 19-year-old joined the Arsenal academy at the age of ten and made his first appearance for the under-23s side as a 16-year-old. Prior to the start of the new season, Smith Rowe joined the senior squad on their pre-season tour of Singapore.
He immediately caught the attention of Arsenal fans around the world with a stunning goal against Atletico Madrid, which he followed up with a strong showing against PSG.
In July, he signed a new long-term contract with the Premier League club.
The England under-18 international plays as an attacking midfielder and possesses excellent technical ability, an impressive passing range and has the ability to dribble past opponents. As he demonstrated in pre-season, he also has an eye for goal.
He can boast a strong scoring record throughout his youth career and has already found the back of the net twice in four Premier League 2 appearances this time around.
As one of the most exciting academy products to have emerged at Arsenal in years, the promising teenager certainly has the capacity to grab the limelight all for himself against Brentford on Wednesday night.
Age: 18 (28/07/2000)
Born: Croydon, UK
Squad No.: 55