Emile Smith-Rowe explains the place his finest place for Arsenal is

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at American Express Community Stadium on December 29, 2020 in Brighton, England.The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Smith-Rowe’s favoured place

Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe has risen to ascendency beneath Mikel Arteta since his begin towards Chelsea on Boxing Day final yr. The England Below-21 worldwide, who has only recently been known as as much as the squad, has now come out and spoken about the place he feels his finest place is on the membership.

While he has performed in numerous attacking midfield positions, he confirmed that he prefers to play within the extra central attacking midfielder function. Mikel Arteta has fielded him in a wider start with January mortgage signing Martin Odegaard being most well-liked to play the pure quantity 10 place.

“I see myself as a No 10, on the within,” stated Smith-Rowe

Emile Smith-Rowe explains where his best position for Arsenal is

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 26: Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal leaves the pitch as he’s substituted off on account of damage throughout the Premier League match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary’s Stadium on January 26, 2021 in Southampton, England. Sporting stadiums across the UK stay beneath strict restrictions as a result of Coronavirus Pandemic as Authorities social distancing legal guidelines prohibit followers inside venues leading to video games being performed behind closed doorways. (Photograph by Marc Atkins/Getty Photos)

“However on the identical time, due to the best way we play at Arsenal, if I’m on the wing then the supervisor is telling me to float inside and be pure like a No 10 anyway.

“I’m completely satisfied to play wherever, ? I’m an Arsenal fan. I’ll play wherever I’m wanted and it’s good to be versatile.

“It’s a behavior for me to come back inside if I’m on the left wing.”

Smith-Rowe got here off within the sport towards Olympiacos on Thursday as arguably the aspect’s finest participant for Odegaard. After the pair’s success towards Spurs within the North London Derby, it’s seemingly Arteta will go along with the duo on Sunday.

Tierney connection

One of many key successes of Emile Smith-Rowe taking part in on the left-hand aspect has been his reference to Scotland worldwide Kieran Tierney.

The 23-year-old has arguably been Arsenal’s most influential participant this season. Orchestrating so many good strikes down the left flank with crosses into the field which have ended with both incredible possibilities being created and even targets as seen with Odegaard’s strike on Sunday.

“That’s additionally good for KT (Tierney) as a result of he can then get excessive and extensive,” Smith-Rowe stated concerning his intention to chop inside and open house on the left flank for Tierney.

“We tried to get the ball down there as a lot as we might towards Tottenham. Me and KT have such a superb bond. We labored on it in coaching and have been each buzzing after the sport.

“KT is among the nicest guys you’ll ever meet however on the identical time, he’s such a warrior. He’s a participant who’s obtained everybody’s again and at all times desires to win.”

If Arsenal have hopes of reaching a European qualification spot within the league or successful the Europa League, each Smith-Rowe and Tierney will must be on high type.

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3 Leicester Metropolis FC 29 21 56
4 Chelsea FC 29 19 51
5 West Ham United FC 28 10 48
6 Liverpool FC 29 12 46
7 Everton FC 28 3 46
8 Tottenham Hotspur FC 28 17 45
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10 Arsenal FC 28 8 41
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12 Crystal Palace FC 29 -16 37
13 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 29 -10 35
14 Southampton FC 29 -15 33
15 Burnley FC 29 -15 33
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 28 -7 29
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18 Fulham FC 30 -15 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 29 -37 18
20 Sheffield United FC 29 -34 14
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