‘That makes a huge difference’: Mikel Arteta reveals one trait of Emile Smith Rowe’s he really admires

  • Top players are always in control, says Arteta.
  • The boss also praises Nico Pepe for his finish against Slavia.

When asked about Emile Smith Rowe’s composure in the 4-0 rout of Slavia Praha in the Europa League, Mikel Arteta told the Arsenal website: “Top players in the final third or around the box have composure.

“That extra second, that extra pass, that extra touch… they are in control. Emile had it, to wait for the right moment for the pass.

“Nico [Pepe] did it as well by not rushing his finish. He took a touch, he took an extra touch and then he made the right decision.

“It’s all about being calm and that composure in the final third. That makes a huge difference.”

At 20, Emile is just getting started and we want to see more from the youngster in the games to come!

Source: Arsenal.com

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