Freddie Ljungberg has said on BT Sports 3 (7:21pm, April 29, 2021) that Arsenal attacking midfielder Emile Smith Rowe is technical as well as powerful.
Ljungberg worked with Smith Rowe when he was a coach at Arsenal.
The former Arsenal star rates the 20-year-old attacking midfielder highly, and has noted that besides being technically gifted, the England Under-21 international is very powerful.
Ljungberg said about Smith Rowe on BT Sports 3 (7:21pm, April 29, 2021): “Emile Smith Rowe is very technical, but he is very powerful at the same time. He has a lot of power going forward.”
Big player for Arsenal
Smith Rowe has been superb for Arsenal and has established himself as an important player in manager Mikel Arteta’s team.
The attacking midfielder has taken over from Mesut Ozil as the creator-in-chief for the Gunners.
True, Arsenal signed Norway international attacking midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid in the January transfer window, but Smith Rowe still remains one of the first names on the teamsheet when fit and available.
According to WhoScored, the 20-year-old has made 14 starts and two substitute appearances in the Premier League for Arsenal this season, providing four assists in the process.
The attacking midfielder has also made seven starts and three substitute appearances in the Europa League for the Gunners this campaign, scoring one goal and providing three assists in the process, according to WhoScored.
Smith Rowe is still very young and is a work in progress, but the youngster is doing well and could become even better in the coming years.
What the English youngster needs is regular playing time and a manager who believes in him, like Arteta.