Unai Emery impressed by Smith Rowe's performances for Arsenal

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The Czech shot-stopper, who is in a similar situation with one year remaining on his own contract, was asked about Ramsey's prospects and said: "That's a private matter for the club and the player".

Right-back Hector Bellerin knows what it takes to make the jump from the academy to the first team, and he believes Smith-Rowe could join him in making the step up. "We were taking on Arsenal, with the quality of their players, it is not easy and we competed well".

"This goal Smith scored was very good for him, for the team but I think what's important for us is that everyone, the young players and new players, were working very well today", said the Spaniard.

He said: "I had no idea that the manager was going to change".

The exquisitely-named Emile Smith-Rowe announced himself on the senior stage for Arsenal on Thursday, with the 17-year-old scoring a stunning solo goal during the Gunners' 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid in Singapore.

"I don't know, maybe something was wrong or something was not the way I wanted, but it's life and it keeps going".

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Emery's current plan is to have five Arsenal captains, with the players ranked in order of who is first-choice captain to the fifth option.

The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. "Aaron has the condition to be one of the captains".

Smith Rowe, who turns 18 on Saturday, was playing in his first Arsenal game against top-level opposition and has clearly caught Emery's eye during preseason training.

Winger Reiss Nelson, 19, and midfielders Matteo Guendouzi, 19, and Emile Smith-Rowe, 17, all brought different things to the table yesterday but what they offered in common is a chance for Gunners fans to have hope in the future.

'Then they are winning every day in training sessions to be with us.

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