​Arsenal boss Arteta says Smith Rowe 'getting better because he has hunger' | OneFootball

​Arsenal boss Arteta says Smith Rowe 'getting better because he has hunger'

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has lavished praise on midfielder Emile Smith Rowe.

The youth team product has emerged as a key first team player for the Gunners.

Smith Rowe also excelled for the England Under-21s during the international break, scoring the winner against Andorra away from home.

"I think the intention, the hunger and the ambition should be there," Arteta said of Smith Rowe continuing to improve, per the club website.

"He's capable of doing it.

"We want to ask players [to do] things they can achieve, and I'm sure Emile can improve that part of his game. He's so willing to do it. He's working on it almost every day and he's asking the right questions. He's getting better because he has a real hunger.

"To be fair, Emile is naturally like this. If anything, sometimes you have to tell him how good he is. He needs to believe how good he is.

"You have to encourage him to try [things] he's capable of doing. He's a joy to work with. It's still very early in his career but we're really happy to have him in the team."

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