Arsenal boss, Unai Emery has heaped praises on wonderkid Emile Smith Rowe after Europa League win on Thursday night. The gunners ease pass Vorskla Poltava away from home in a 3-0 bashing to secure their ticket to the round of 32.
The midfielder opened the scoring with a neat volley after good work from Eddie Nketiah.
Smith Rowe looks set for a big future at Arsenal and will be handed more opportunities after this impressive showing.
Unai Emery has already seen the 18-year-old score in the Carabao Cup and may be handed a start against Tottenham in the quarter-finals.
And the Gunners boss said after the win over the Ukranian side that he is pleased with Smith Rowe’s performances.
He is taking confidence, he is taking responsibility and also I think his performance in 90 minutes is very good,” Emery said.
“He is a good example for the other young players.
“We think they can help us but they need the confidence of playing matches, not only working with us in the training sessions.
“They need to take minutes in matches like today.
“We want and have the responsibility with the young players like Emile but also the others for them to stay, work and show us that they can improve and stay with us.
“We were thinking today about our victory and also to create with the right players and to give chances to a lot of players.
“We played with young players also and they are working with us in training every day.
“In the 90 minutes, the first thing for us is to win, and then finish the match with some substitutions and the end result.”
Smith Rowe was delighted to get more minutes under his belt in a frosty Kiev and is eager to help the club as much as he can to achieve big things this term.
He said: “My fingers and my toes are very cold, but you’ve just got to get on with it.
“It was a good win for us and a few lads got their debuts, so we’re just happy to get the win.
“Every cup we’re in we want to win. We’re improving in every game and I’m very happy to be involved.”