Smith Rowe has been sent out on loan to different clubs to develop himself.
The 20years old player has shown great performance for the senior side after starting in the carabao cup against Manchester City.
He has been present in Arsenal squad ever since then.
Arsenal legend, Ian Wright credit Arteta from savings Smith leaving the club cheap like Gnabry 5million deal in 2016.
‘It must be brilliant going into training at the moment for someone like Emile Smith Rowe,’ ex-Arsenal striker Wright said on Ringer FC’s Wrighty’s House podcast. ‘He’s somebody who has had his injuries, he’s gone on loan, he’s done his stuff. For me, Emile Smith Rowe has paid his dues out there, waiting for his chance. ‘I think that what Mikel has done now, the timing with which he’s done it, is absolutely perfect because I think if Emile Smith Rowe doesn’t get into this team, at this stage, and they carry on doing what they’re doing and persisting with people who are not performing at the levels they should – whether it’s Willian or [Nicolas] Pepe – I think you lose him. ‘Especially with January coming and then we’ve got a Serge Gnabry on our hands.’ as per Metro
‘Gabriel Martinelli and Smith Rowe have energised Laca, we’ve seen what [Bukayo] Saka is doing,’ Wright continued. ‘[Kieran] Tierney is amazing, future captain, you can see. Holding, [Pablo] Mari looks okay, he’s going to be tested at some stage and we’ll see that. ‘[Granit] Xhaka and [Mohamed] Elneny in the middle there, just the energy.
‘It’s seems like everybody has risen up a little bit. ‘We beat a Chelsea side where people were thinking we were going to get hammered and we beat West Brom. West Brom drew with Manchester City!’