Revealing the “scapegoat”
Daily Mail reported that Chelsea wants to convince Arsenal to part with Emile Smith Rowe through a player exchange deal, with Mykhaylo Mudryk said to be one of the options proposed by the Blues. Remember, the Ukrainian striker was very close to the Emirates during the transfer window last January, but in the end, the Gunners were “snapped” by the team from the same city with a contract worth 88 million pounds. .
With strong interest from Arsenal in the past, it is easy to understand why Chelsea would want to convince them of Mudryk’s services. However, the Gunners are unlikely to accept the exchange proposal from the Blues, because they already have two extremely quality options for the left wing striker position: Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard.
According to The Times, after Chelsea’s approach, Arsenal are ready to say goodbye to Smith Rowe. However, it took a high-value offer to convince the Gunners to make the deal. As revealed by the Daily Mail, the Emirates Stadium team does not really want to sell the English midfielder to a direct competitor in the Premier League, but a generous offer will be able to change their stance.
For his part, Smith Rowe also wants to leave the Emirates to find opportunities to play regularly. It should be known that he has not been able to appear in all three opening matches of the Premier League this season, and is said to be very disappointed in his current situation.
Impact from Man City
Journalist Fabrizio Romano confirmed that Manchester City has accepted a £45 million offer for Cole Palmer sent from Chelsea, and this deal will certainly have a direct impact on the Smith Rowe deal. If the recruitment of Palmer is completed, it will not be too surprising if the Blues cancel their plan to bring Smith Rowe to Stamford Bridge because these two players play in a quite similar position.
In March, coach Mikel Arteta confirmed that Smith Rowe still plays a key role in the squad and Arsenal really need him. However, Arteta also affirmed, Smith Rowe needs to prove his ability to deserve a place in the squad.
The Spanish strategist shared:
“Smith Rowe knows how much we love him, and we also know how much we need his qualities.”
“Smith Rowe needs to prove it, he needs to prove how much he wants to win and how much he will contribute to make this team better. Smith Rowe has to prove that to get into the team.”
Perhaps, Smith Rowe has not been able to prove his ability to Arteta, as evidenced by the fact that he has not had the opportunity to play in the Premier League this season.
Huynh Phong | 13:28 August 31, 2023