ESR seems to have been given the number 10 shirt at the Gunners in preparation for the coming season.
This jersey number is iconic and was worn by Arsenal legends like Bergkamp, Merson and, most as of late Ozil.
The 20-year-old midfield maestro turned into a standard face in the Emirates outfit first group interestingly last season, showing up in all rivalries.
While the north London club have been connected with moves for players to replace the number 10 position, it appears as though it likely could be Emile Smith Rowe.
A fan took a photograph with the English international midfielder while the principal group were preparing in Edinburgh and Rowe was donning a tracksuit coat with the number 10 on the front.
The crew numbers for the 2021/2022 season are yet to be affirmed by the club yet this seems a colossal sign that Emile Smith Rowe has dumped his past jersey number and has been given a considerable overhaul.
The shirt number however, has been empty since Ozil left the north London club to Turkish Fenerbahce in January where he has since shown up without seeing the back of the net.
Emile Smith Rowe’s ‘advancement’ to the number 10 shirtseems to end the connection he has reportedly had. Emile Smith Rowe has been connected with a transition to Villa Park side, after the Aston Villa submitted two offers for the 20-year old.
The number 10 shirt comes with so much of responsibility and one could wonder if the 20-year old is bold and strong enough to handle such responsibilities but time will tell.
Aston Villa gave Offers of £25m and £30m from which were duely turned down by the north Londoners and Arteta has said there is no doubt that Emile Smith Rowe will stay in the Emirates.
Inquired as to whether he’s resolved to keep Emile Smith Rowe, Mikel Arteta answered: ‘Without an inquiry. ‘Indeed. He’ll remain here. 100%.’
Emile Smith Rowe played in Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Hibernian in a pre-season match on Tuesday and will hope to be included again when they meet Rangers in their next match.