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Arsenal academy chief Mertesacker: RB Leipzig good for Smith Rowe

Arsenal academy chief Per Mertesacker is happy seeing Emile Smith Rowe on-loan at RB Leipzig.

The midfielder has had an inconsistent spell so far.

But Mertesacker says: "It's really important to see him going on loan for a great experience.

“The Bundesliga sits right below the Premier League in terms of the tempo.

“Going from the under-23s to Germany then coming back to the Premier League a good step.

“Sometimes you get stuck in the 23s training bubble. You train wth the first team which looks nice but you need the competition."


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