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‘Better than Sancho’ – Arsenal fans make youngster claim after international display

Despite disappointing results, the 21-year-old put in some strong displays for the Gunners before excelling in their 3-1 triumph over local rivals Tottenham Hotspur last month.

Smith Rowe scored the game’s first goal before putting up club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the game’s second goal.
Now, the gifted playmaker has continued his outstanding form by scoring the game’s only goal in England’s Under-21s’ 1-0 win over Andorra on Monday night.

A number of Arsenal fans have expressed their support for the Hale End academy graduate on social media. Here’s how a select group of people reacted.

@SheikYub37 : “Kaka regen
@afc_nasti : “He has improved love to see it.”
@FanNketiah : “Better than Sancho.”
@AfcSeb1 : “Plenty more to come from the Croydon De Bruyne!”
@Dave_TheGooner : “He’s too good for that level, senior call up soon.”
@Friasimo : “He’ll be in the [England] first team soon.”

Since establishing himself as a first-team regular last season, Smith Rowe has garnered a lot of praise.
The talented midfielder made his Arsenal debut in a 3-1 win over Chelsea in December 2020, immediately establishing himself as one of Mikel Arteta’s first choices on the teamsheet with four goals and eight assists over all competitions.

Over the summer, he was given the legendary No.10 shirt as part of a new long-term contract with the club, a jersey previously worn by Mesut Ozil and Dennis Bergkamp.

Jamie Carragher, a Liverpool legend, then chose him to win the Premier League’s young player of the season award this season.
“I’m a huge fan.” I enjoyed watching him last season, and I believe he’s been great this season, despite Arsenal’s awful start,” he told Sky Sports.

“At Brentford, he was perhaps the best player on the pitch, with some of his touches even against Chelsea.”

I’ve never seen a player who can receive the ball on both sides of their back foot the way he moves with the ball. I’m a tremendous admirer of his work.”