Emile Smith Rowe is an English playmaker who currently playing for Arsenal.
He joined the Gunners academy in 2010 at the age of ten. he made his debut for U23s in the 2016–17 season, at the age of 16.
Smith Rowe continued in the U23s in 2017–18, making 10 appearances for his side, recorded two assists and one goal.
English playmaker has joined the first team for their pre-season in Singapore in July 2018 where he has impressed and in the same year handed team competitive debut on 20 September 2018 versus Vorskla Poltava in the UEFA Europa League.
He becomes the first footballer born in the 2000s to make his debut for Arsneal.
In the winter transfer market of 2019, he has had a loan spell at German outfits, RB Leipzig until the end of the 2018–19 season. After striking the loan deal Die Roten Bullen discovered Smith Rowe wasn’t fully recovered from a groin injury.
Because of his injury issue, he had only played 28 minutes in three appearances from the bench during his time at RB Leipzig.
On 10 January 2020, Emile joined EFL Championship outfit Huddersfield Town on loan until the end of the 2019–20 campaign.
One month later, the English forward scored his first goal for the Terriers in a 2–3 defeat to Fulham in the EFL Championship.
Smith Rowe’s showing at Huddersfield Town caught the eye of many. especially, in his final home game for them, he scored the winning goal at the 86th minute against West Brom that would eventually helped them to secure EFL Championship safety.
Following his return to Arsenal in 2020, Emile struggled with injuries before fully recovered.
Following the club’s worst league start in decades, Spanish manager Mikel Arteta entrusted Smith Rowe with the number 10 position, replacing Willian, on Boxing Day against city rivals Chelsea, helping to inspire a 3–1 home victory to end the Gunners’ poor run of form.
In his next five games, the player has managed to provide three assists and scored a goal in a FA Cup 2–0 win over Newcastle United.
In the summer of 2021, the prodigy ended months of rumours by penning a long-term deal with the Gunners, reported to be a five-year contract.
He was also handed the No.10 shirt that was vacant after the exit of Mesut Ozil.