4 reasons why Emile Smith Rowe deserves another chance at Arsenal

  • Smith Rowe has struggled for game time in the previous seasons but needs to be given one last chance to prove his worth
Smith Rowe's game time has been limited recently
Smith Rowe's game time has been limited recently / MB Media/GettyImages
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2. Martinelli form

Gabriel Martinelli
Martinelli had a disappointing season / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Smith Rowe excelled when playing on the left side of Arsenal's attack two seasons ago. He netted eight goals and provided two assists in 20 games in that position in the 2021/22 campaign. However, Gabriel Martinelli has become Mikel Arteta's preferred option in that role.

Martinelli had a disappointing 2023/24 season and was made deputy to Leandro Trossard at points. With Trossard almost 30, he will not be performing at the top level for too many years from now, and there will be a gap left in Arteta's team.

If Martinelli continues to struggle and with Trossard aging slightly, there would be no harm in giving Smith Rowe a return to his old position in order for him to prove his worth to Arteta.

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