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Emile Smith Rowe proud of new Arsenal contract: Up and down journey

Emile Smith Rowe is delighted with his new contract at Arsenal.

The midfielder has penned a new, long-term deal today.

"It's been a crazy journey, like I said, being here since I was 10 years old, coming through the ranks with loads of team-mates and stuff along the way," Smith Rowe told Arsenal.com. "So finally putting pen to paper on a long-term deal is something that I've been waiting to do.

"I feel like it's definitely been an up and down journey, there have been a lot of downs with injuries and so on, and I feel like I've had a lot of experience, going out on loan and stuff. So it's definitely been a hard one, but I'm really happy to commit my future to Arsenal.

"I feel like I don't really try to set myself any challenges going forward, I try to keep moving forward game by game and see how it goes. I don't like to put too much pressure on myself, but I'm sure it's going to be a big season for me and the team as well."

Smith Rowe also revealed: "The manager always wants me to score more goals, I think that's important for the position that I play in.

"So I just want to try and score and create more goals for the team, I think that will help us majorly, so that's what I'm going to focus on in training as well."

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