Fabrizio Romano confirms three departure, claims that Arsenal are close to signing a new deal
Emile Smith-Rowe is going to sign a new contract with Arsenal. According to Fabrizio Romano, it’ll be a five-year deal that will last until June 2026. According to the Italian journalist, conversations have been ongoing since March. This season, Smith-Rowe, 20, has been a revelation for the Gunners. He appeared in 33 games this season, scoring four goals and assisting on seven others. Three other players are also leaving, according to Romano.
Smith Rowe broke into the team mostly in the second part of the season and He combined with players like Saka and Odegaard to propel the Gunners forward.
The contract of the England Under-21 international ends in 2023. Although, Arsenal will surely want to keep him longer. So far, talks have been underway since March. It appears that the Gunners are on the verge of extending their contract. According to Romano, an agreement till 2026 is close.
Three other Arsenal players’ futures were also discussed by Romano, Roma are interested in Granit Xhaka.
Meanwhile, Marseille are close to signing Matteo Guendouzi and Willian is also a possibility.
All three are now ‘expected’ to quit Arsenal, according to Romano.
After the Romano update, the Smith-Rowe agreement at the Emirates was more than deserved
Smith-Rowe has been outstanding for the Gunners.
Fans were enraged by Mesut Ozil’s departure and the months building up to it.
However, Smith Rowe’s arrival has cushioned Ozil’s departure. He’s been fantastic for Arsenal, providing vision and creativity in the final third.
Can Smith-Rowe, on the other hand, lead Arsenal back into the top six?
The Gunners have a good chance of qualifying for Europe next season if Rowe has the appropriate players around him. Players such as Saka, Martinelli, Odegaard, and Partey.
A new contract for Smith-Rowe is critical, and it’s a good start.