ARSENAL fans have been left convinced that Emile Smith Rowe will not leave this summer after he is spotted in the club’s leaked home kit video.
The midfielder, 22, is linked with a move away from the Gunners this summer, due to his lack of involvement this season.
Smith Rowe features in the leaked video, despite being linked with a move away from Arsenal
Jesus also featured in the promotional video
Arsenal women’s star Stina Blackstenius was also part of the launch
Smith Rowe had risen through the ranks under Mikel Arteta, playing a key role in Arsenal’s 2021/22 campaign, which saw him score 10 goals in 34 Premier League matches.
This season has been quite the opposite though, with the 22-year-old limited to just 11 league appearances, and all from the bench.
Concerns over the midfielder’s fitness at the start of the campaign has seen him fall down the pecking order at the Emirates.
The Arsenal academy graduate was therefore set to leave this summer, with Aston Villa interested.
But perceptive Arsenal fans are now convinced that he will stay in North London, due to his prominent feature in the new home kit launch.
He is one of only two Arsenal men’s players to feature in the 16-second clip, with the other being forward Gabriel Jesus.
The new kit is yet to be officially released by the club, although pictures of it on sale in India have been posted online.
Fans on Twitter have reacted positively to the design.
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Reacting to the leaked video, one social media user said: “No way we’re selling Smith Rowe if he’s in this promo video, right?”.
While another added: “For a player that everybody thinks will leave this summer, he is appearing in a lot of new leaks”.
And a third noted: “Speculate about ESR all you want, he’s the future of AFC”.
However, it is difficult to envisage Smith Rowe’s return to the starting XI, with captain Martin Odegaard occupying the No 10 role.
The Gunners are keen to build upon this season’s resurgence with a number of new signings.
It was thought that Smith Rowe would make way for either James Maddison or Moisés Caicedo – who have both been heavily linked with joining Arsenal’s midfield.
The ‘new’ shirt was accidentally leaked online