Emile Smith Rowe has been linked with a move away from Arsenal this summer as the attacking midfielder seeks to improve his playing time.
The 22-year-old midfielder, who can play either behind the striker or on the left wing, has seen his minutes for Arsenal decrease significantly from last season with the England international seeming to fall down the pecking order at Arsenal behind attacking stars such as fellow youth academy graduate Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli.
Latest Arsenal transfer news: Emile Smith Rowe set for Emirates exit?
And with the arrival of Leandro Trossard from Brighton and Hove Albion in the January transfer window, Smith Rowe’s future at Arsenal looks to be in serious doubt with the midfielder making only 10 appearances in the Premier League, compared to his 33 last season.
Aston Villa has emerged as a possible destination for Smith Rowe according to the website Football 365 with ex-Arsenal manager Unai Emery, who initially gave the midfielder his debut with the Gunners, reportedly remaining a fan. Smith Rowe, who was once nicknamed “the Croydon De Bruyne”, remains under contract at Arsenal until the summer of 2026.