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Emile Smith Rowe: ‘It was an easy decision’

Emile Smith Rowe still wants to be a one-club man and hopes to see out his career at Arsenal: “My dream is to become a legend here.”

The 20-year-old agreed a contract extension that was officially announced yesterday, despite strong interest from Aston Villa.

In 2020, the youngster said: “My dream is to become a legend here, I can see myself being a one-club man if everything works out.”

Having agreed and announced a contract extension, Smith Rowe was asked by Arsenal Media if he still felt the same?

“Yeah, 100 per cent, I said that in an interview and I mean it definitely. I can’t wait to carry on playing for this wonderful club and we’ll see what happens.

“[Signing my new contract] means so much to me. I’ve been waiting for it, and to carry on playing for this club, it means so much to me and I’m so happy.

“I feel like I didn’t really have to think about it too much you know. I’ve been at the club since I was 10 years old, so for me it was just about carrying on at this club, so like I said, I’m really happy.”