The Arsenal rising star grabbed a goal and an assist in the Gunners’ impressive 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday night as his meteoric rise in north London continues
The youngster grabbed a goal and an assist in the Gunners’ 3-1 win over Aston Villa on Friday night as his meteoric rise continues.
Smith Rowe ran the show in midfield and his performance was lauded as a result.
Carragher said on commentary for Sky Sports that Smith Rowe was the best in the league running with the ball.
And the former Liverpool defender doubled down on that claim after the full-time whistle as he tipped him for England stardom.
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He said: “He will get England caps, absolutely no doubt. It’s a nice problem for Gareth Southgate to have with the abundance of young attacking players.
“There’s no doubt he’ll get England caps but he’ll have to bide his time, I love this lad, I always want him to do well. And to watch him with full flow with the ball at his feet. He’s the best player in the Premier League running with the ball.
“He’s a special talent, he can pop up in different positions. If you’re a young attacking player, you have to have the ability to play in all of the front four positions now. And I think he can play all four and that’s a real bonus from him.”
Mikel Arteta was also full of praise for the Englishman too and is delighted that he is continuing to improve every week.
He said: “He should demand that in his game because he is capable of doing it. I’m pleased that that is developing. He still needs to develop more in other areas as well.
“The other night he wasn’t 100 per cent fit but he stepped forward and he wanted to play with a difficult injury that he had.
“There is no complaining, he is just looking forwards, he is really determined, he has changed the way he is living as well a little bit and some of the habits that he had and he’s been superb.”
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