Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe's 'immaturity' puts a smile on my face - Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka continue to be game-changers for Arsenal, who are climbing up the table thanks to four wins from their last five games in the Premier League. Manager Mikel Arteta says their energy, passion and even immaturity have been a real tonic as the Gunners look to put their sticky patch behind them.
Emile Smith Rowe celebrates scoring the 1st Arsenal goal with (R) Bukayo Saka during the FA Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Newcastle United at Emirates Stadium on January 09, 2021 in London, England.
Published 18/01/2021 at 22:45 GMT | Updated 18/01/2021 at 22:47 GMT
Mikel Arteta says that Arsenal's young pair Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe's exuberance is putting a smile on his face as the Gunners' good form went on.
Arsenal had been going through a torrid patch, but a fine run of form from Saka, coupled with Smith Rowe's emergence as a first-teamer, has sparked a turnaround which has seen them win five from the last six in all competitions.
Saka was on target, assisted by Smith Rowe, in the 3-0 win over Newcastle on Monday and the pair form a cohort of academy graduates alongside the likes of Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock, much to their manager's delight.