Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith Rowe came off the bench to score for the third time in a row during the 5-0 win against Norwich yesterday evening.
The 21-year-old is the club’s top scorer in all competitions, and he is currently joint fourth for goals in the Premier League this season.
With the Gunners playing so well recently, fans on Twitter are split over whether manager Mikel Arteta should change a winning team and hand Smith Rowe more starts:
He should be starting every game, he’s been amazing for Arsenal this season.
— Chris (@CuntcalledChris) December 27, 2021
No,let him be our super sub don’t spoil the rhythm💪🏾
— Keango (@r_keango) December 27, 2021
If it’s working well keep it that way, am sure he is happy contributing to the team and we need a someone like that to come in and provide a vital goal when we need it most.
— Lawrence Laryea (@LawLaryea) December 27, 2021
Of course he has always earned his place. The manager will eventually ease him back to the starting eleven. The current front four are also on 🔥. However, the right opportunity will always come.
— Dee One (@ADEDOKUNOladayo) December 27, 2021
Difficult to fit him in cos of Odegaard’s recent form and similar playing position. Can’t really drop any of the others right now unless we change formation to 4 attacking midfielders and Partey in front of the back four but that’s too open for us.
— Daniel Cheng (@danielchengg1) December 27, 2021
He shouldn’t be out the first team however we have 4 amazing players playing for 3 spots. Good problem to have 😁
— Andrew (@andyfaeayrshire) December 27, 2021
Keep things as they are . He ll get plenty of starts it’s a long season .
— AL2020 (@AL202046676858) December 27, 2021
Things seem to be working pretty well without Smith Rowe in the starting lineup at the moment. The front four of Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka have been excellent in recent matches.
Smith Rowe is certainly doing all he can to get himself back into the eleven with his goals but, even so, having a weapon like him on the bench gives Arteta an ace up his sleeve if things don’t go as well in upcoming games.