Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe signs new long-term contract

Smith Rowe signed first professional deal with the club exactly a year ago

Emile Smith Rowe signs a new long term contract with Arsenal

Emile Smith Rowe has signed a new long-term contract at Arsenal after impressing for the club during their pre-season campaign.

The teenager, who turned 18 last week, travelled with Unai Emery's first-team squad to Singapore and scored a stunning goal against Atletico Madrid in the International Champions Cup last week for his first senior strike.

Smith Rowe, part of England's FIFA U17 World Cup winning squad in India last year, made his first appearance for the first team against Boreham Wood in Emery's opening match in charge.

"To be honest it feels great for me," Smith Rowe told the club's official website.

"It's something I've always dreamt of since I was young, so to sign a new contract with Arsenal… I'm just so happy and it feels surreal at the moment."

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The academy graduate first joined the club aged 10 and made 11 appearances for the U23s last season, while also being a regular for the U18s.

Emile Smith Rowe scored his first senior goal for Arsenal against Atletico Madrid in Singapore
Image: Smith Rowe scored his first senior goal for Arsenal against Atletico Madrid in Singapore

"I am pleased with Emile's contribution so far this pre-season," Emery said.

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"He is working very hard and has lots of potential. I look forward to working with him and the other young players and helping them to develop as Arsenal players."

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