Emile Smith Rowe is back at Arsenal and made his first appearance under Mikel Arteta on Tuesday evening.
The wonderkid was a second half substitute as the Gunners kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 4-1 win over MK Dons with Mohamed Elneny, Eddie Nketiah, Mark McGuinness and Reiss Nelson all on the scoresheet.
But it’s what happened at full-time at the Stadium MK which has prompted a big reaction from some Arsenal supporters.
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As the game was streamed live on both club’s official websites as well as YouTube, fans didn’t miss a single minute of the action.
And at the final whistle, as the Gunners squad made their way off the pitch, it was noticeable that Smith Rowe had a lengthy conversation with Albert Stuivenberg – one of Arteta’s assistants.
Unfortunately, the coverage didn’t allow fans to listen in to what was being said, but that’s not stopped a few theories from emerging on social media.
The general consensus is that Smith Rowe is set to play a key role under Arteta in the 2020/21 season.
Take a look at the best responses on Twitter…
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