If Mikel Arteta needs any further evidence that the vitality of youth, rather than the slumber of seasoned Arsenal players, is key to their chances of success this season, the performances by two players on Saturday were a crucial warning.
Willian’s terrible start to life at the club showed up again, as the 32-year-old was ineffective and wasted, and this was not the first time in his Arsenal career, as he lacked any kind of energy or drive to deliver quality to Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as he maintained. Newcastle on his steadfastness in the third round match of the FA Cup.
Shortly thereafter, the hour before, Emil Smith Roe was introduced and his performances all the Brazilian lacked, not only with the decisive opening goal in Arsenal’s 2–0 win over Steve Bruce’s men after extra time but also Flexible 20 year old.
Emil Smith Rowe’s latest performance on his rise at Arsenal saw him score against Newcastle
The midfielder was awarded a red card in the third round of the FA Cup against Steve Bruce’s men
Disaster seemed to struck when Chris Kavanagh received a red card from Chris Kavanagh after he faced Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff in the final seconds of normal time, only for the referee to reduce the decision to a warning after consulting the video assistant referee.
But after being properly offered the deferral, he became the central character in the game and raised the gentle Arsenal to the side that came to life with his vitality, especially after he masterfully collected Alexandre Lacazette’s flick and ended up in the far corner. Inside the post.
“He became more important to the team and he showed it again when he came,” said Arteta of Smith Row after seeing his team score their fourth successive victory in all competitions.
“ The character he’s playing with, we’re asking him to be more in the penalty area, and today he’s scored a really important goal for us.
But he was offered a stay when the referee reduced his decision to a warning
Smith Roe scored the net and inspired Mikel Arteta’s men in the fourth round of the competition
It was impressive because the gameplay has a lot of personality and a lot of risk. He plays in areas where he needs to accomplish things and he has the talent to do so.
These characteristics do not only pertain to the man whose electrical performance was the latest in his regular rise to the first team, but also to one of the most prominent international football stars who practices his career at Manchester City.
Smith Rowe is often referred to as “Croydon de Bruyne” at Arsenal, with young teammate Bocayo Saca being the last player to refer to by posting “Thank You How” on Instagram after beating West Bromwich Albion.
Smith Rowe previously said, “Some people have compared my style of play to that of Kevin De Bruyne and that’s a very nice compliment because he’s a great player and someone I’m really looking forward to.”
“I try to learn as much as possible by watching De Bruyne and working hard in training with all the world class players around me.”
Smith Rowe dubbed “ Croydon De Bruyne ” in reference to Manchester City’s Kevin (right)
Bocayo Saka was the last player to mention this on Instagram after beating West Bromwich Albion
However, the lack of attacking vitality among established midfielders – especially in the absence of Thomas Partey due to injury – has made Smith Rowe, according to Saturday’s Guide, an indispensable figure in the starting line-up, at least for now.
Arsenal were struggling to understand the opportunities and were sitting 15th on the Premier League table before the midfielder kicked off his first Premier League game of the season in a 3-0 win over Chelsea last month.
He demanded an assist on Boxing Day thanks to a great Saka goal – or luck, depending on whether you thought he meant it – but his regular occupation of the space between midfield and defense in the Blues was of great benefit to the Gunners, giving the full-backs more space with anxious visitors Of being in the middle.
These are the qualities that Arsenal has missed in recent months, but those are the qualities that Arteta praised before the Europa League match against Dundalk last month, saying: “Emil is a player of amazing talent.
Smith Rowe got his first league start against Chelsea and scored the assisting pass for Saka
He is a player with very specific qualities to play in those pockets in this position as an attacking midfielder.
I really like him and he’s a player if we’re a little patient [with]We have a great player there.
Smith Roe then followed her up a week later by providing a flick of Saca in Hawthorns after a superb left-footed touch from Lacazette’s ball to take her in his stride.
Nevertheless, the sample size remains rather modest to provide any sweeping conclusions, with Smith Roe appearing in only seven matches for Arsenal this season.
However, evidence from last season’s loan spell at Huddersfield suggests that the foundations are in place to build on.
Smith Roe liked Huddersfield last season for helping them stay in the championship
He participated in 13 matches and 19 matches in the tournament in 2019/20, scored two goals – including a late goal to secure a win over West Brom and maintain Huddersfield’s place in the second tier of English football – and scored numerous assists.
“Emil is a little boy who puts the world under his feet,” said Danny Cowley, who ran him in Huddersfield before he was fired in July.
He has this ability to find space. He can find space in the phone box. It speeds up play for you and draws and stick. He is just a really nice player.
When responding to calls from his supporters to give him more playing time, he said: ‘We have to keep him tight, which none of us like. I actually bother myself when I take it off, because it’s not something I want to do.
The tenure of the loan came after a groin injury prevented any development on loan at RB Leipzig
This risk-averse approach had to be considered given the scale of injuries Smith Roe experienced on loan at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga in 2019 – where he played just 28 minutes – severely affected by a thigh injury.
Fitness issues also marred the start of this season, but now it looks like he’s shown that just in case he keeps in shape, it’s only a matter of time before he consistently begins realizing his undoubted potential.
This is something that playmaker Mesut Ozil may be guilty of not achieving during his seven-and-a-half-year stay at Team Gunners.
The German was disqualified from the English Premier League and European League teams in the first half of the season, which made him a social media specialist rather than a creative force.
The 32-year-old referred to Smith Roe as the ‘teammaker’ for his West Brom show, but since then it appears Ozil’s exit from Emirates Stadium has approached.
Fenerbahce is said to be close to making progress for the 2014 World Cup winner, and while that would help financially for the club, Arteta is probably feeling the most comfortable that Smith Roe has appeared.
He is likely to ensure that the Spaniard does not lose face after October’s decision to delete Ozil not just by keeping him but by forcing him to reintegrate into the team from February onwards.
Smith Roe eased the pressure on Arsenal after they overlooked Mesut Ozil (left).
But Arsenal are still keen on a playmaker, with Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia closely linked.
However, with or without Ozil, Arsenal’s quest for a playmaker this month is no secret either, with Norwich superstar Emiliano Buendia the most closely associated despite Carrow Road club’s insistence not to sell.
Recent reports indicate that Norwich values the Argentine at 40 million pounds, a figure Arsenal will increasingly hesitate to exit mid-season even without the effects of the financial recession caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.
But Smith Rowe appears to have given Arteta and coach Edo a few more days in the transfer window to set the right goal after the recent corrupt transfer spells, with Julian Brandt linking Borussia Dortmund and compatriot Julian Draxler to Paris Saint-Germain as well.
Smith Roe’s biggest challenge appears to be the financial answer this month as well as helping the club bring more money into the club at the end of the season by helping to steer the club to the top of the table and delving into Cup competitions before reassessing their options. In the post in the summer.
Ian Wright said last week that he feared Arsenal would lose Smith Roe if Willian continued his poor performance, Nicholas Pepe, ahead of him.
Smith Row starred with the likes of Nicholas Pepe (left) and Willian (right)
But after their poor performances continued, Smith Row – and Saka for that matter – had lost a bit of sleep as their place in the Premier League was threatened after looking at their senior teammates’ offer before their introduction. .
“He has to continue like this, to improve day in and day out, but he has a good mentality and that’s very important as well,” said midfielder Granit Chaka of Smith Rowe after the Newcastle win.
Perhaps now, with Gunners cash-strapped and always keen to see Academy products come off the conveyor belt and shine in the first team, he might still see his stocks soar.
He will be looking to save the club financially not just this month but by helping them climb the table