Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe made Premier League history in Arsenal’s comfortable 3-0 win against Newcastle United on Monday night.
The youngsters were both heavily involved as Arsenal made light work off Steve Bruce’s side thanks to three second half goals, moving into the top half of the Premier League in the process.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put his recent goal worries behind him by netting twice, but it was the link-up between Smith Rowe and Saka which again caught the eye for most Gunners supporters as they watched on.
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Smith Rowe, 20, teed up his 19-year-old teammate for his third goal in his last five Premier League games on the hour mark, all of which have come via Smith Rowe assists.
That meant the pair became the very first English players to combine for as many as three Premier League goals before either one of them has reached the ripe old age of 21.
Saka’s impact on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal team has been apparent for a few weeks now, but in Smith Rowe the Gunners boss appears to be nurturing a special talent who thrives in the No.10 position.
The 20-year-old is back at the club following loan spells at RB Leipzig and Huddersfield, and he says he’s determined to prove that Arteta is right to continue using him.
“I have been abroad and in the Championship and it developed me so much on and off the pitch,” he told Sky Sports.
“I feel I have grown and matured into a stronger and more confident person.
“The manager is giving me a chance now. I am so grateful and want to repay him and show him I am good enough to be in this team.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.