GOOD MORNING GOONERS
Arsenal are reportedly close to finalising a new five-year deal with Emile Smith Rowe.
Fabrizio Romano claims an agreement is near with all parties ‘optimistic’ it can be completed soon.
Smith Rowe, 20, is also said to be ‘happy’ under Mikel Arteta and ready to commit the next stage of his career to the Gunners after a stellar season.
The versatile attacking midfielder has played 31 times in all competitions this term, scoring four goals.
Smith Rowe’s latest strike came in last night’s 1-0 win against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
The Gunners are set for a hectic summer and former defender Ashley Cole has called for the big bucks to be spent.
He said: “They need to invest if they want to go to the next step and play the Arsenal way, that quick, enjoyable football to watch.
“They need changes.”
Everton jumped Mikel Arteta’s side in the table last night with a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa.
Arsenal sit ninth despite a crucial 1-0 win at Chelsea which reignited their European hopes.
Meanwhile, Arsenal’s new away kit was leaked yesterday and there may be more news on that front soon…