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Speaking on the Wrighty’s House Podcast, Ian Wright has been waxing-lyrical about Emile Smith Rowe after his recent run of form for Arsenal.

The midfielder has been on fire as of late. He’s scored four goals already this season and he’s added two further assists to that tally.

This run of form has seen him called up to the England squad and Wright is understandably buzzing.

However, aside from the fact Wright has been purring over Smith Rowe, he says that he’s noticed a fantastic sign about the youngster’s future, claiming that the fact he’s not let his levels drop after signing a bumper contract bodes well.

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What’s been said?

Wright had nothing but good things to say about Smith Rowe.

“Before we go we have to talk about Emile Smith Rowe and his emergence. He’s in the England squad now. Smith Rowe, I think, he’s someone who I speak to, even last season before he blasted in. All he spoke about was being consistent and scoring more goals. And now, he’s actually doing it,” Wright said.

“What I’m over the moon with is that he got this massive contract a lot of money and it’s not phased him one bit, that is a fantastic sign. People don’t realise that. With some players there’s a drop off because there’s a comfort and they can have anything. Something softens along the line, but there’s been nothing like that with him or with Saka.”

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Makes a change

Smith Rowe kicking on after signing a new contract makes a change at Arsenal.

For some reason, Arsenal players have a bad habit of regressing upon signing a new deal in recent years. Just look at how Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang performed after signing their new contracts.

However, Smith Rowe doesn’t seem to be motivated only by money and as Wright says, that bodes incredibly well for this young man’s future.

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