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Speaking on the Soccer AM YouTube channel, Emile Smith Rowe has opened up on signing his new Arsenal contract amid interest from Aston Villa.

Smith Rowe was the subject of two bids from Villa this summer, but rather than joining Dean Smith’s side, he decided to put pen to paper on a new Arsenal deal.

Although the 21-year-old was linked with a move away from the Emirates, the midfielder says that he was never going to say no to a new deal with the Gunners.

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What’s been said?

Smith Rowe was asked how he feels after signing his new contract.

“Yeah, I’m buzzing man, buzzing. There’s not much I can say really, I was never going to say no to it. But yeah, no I was buzzing, my family were really happy for me as well, and that’s the most important thing for me, so yeah,” Smith Rowe said.

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Never going to Villa

Smith Rowe says that he was always going to sign a new deal with Arsenal, meaning that no matter how hard Villa tried, he was never really an option.

Will the youngster live to regret that decision? Well, only time will tell. Right now it’s very easy to say that Arsenal are in turmoil while Villa are building something exciting, but as fans of both clubs ought to know, things can change incredibly quickly in football.

One thing is for sure though, Smith Rowe is very loyal to the Gunners.

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