Date:21st September 2018 at 4:30pm
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery gave youngster Emile Smith Rowe his debut against Vorskla in the Europa League last night.

The midfielder came on for Alex Iwobi with 20 minutes to go in the 4-2 victory. After the game, the 18-year-old took to Twitter to express his delight at his first senior appearance:

Fans were quick to praise Smith Rowe after his performance:

It’s great to see Emery giving Arsenal’s youngsters a chance. Especially with a new manager, when the pressure is on to get results, it would have been easy to keep with tried and tested senior players.

However, the Gunners boss has clearly seen something in Smith Rowe which has persuaded him that he is ready for first-team action already.

The England Under 19 international impressed for Arsenal Under 21s in the EFL Trophy earlier this month. He scored in the 3-0 victory over Coventry’s senior side.

Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock also scored in the match, with the trio all being hotly tipped to be playing first-team football in the not too distant future.


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