Arsenal teenager Emile Smith Rowe admitted he’d had the ‘greatest day of his life’ after his participant of the match show within the Gunners’ north London derby win over Tottenham on Sunday.
Smith Rowe scored the opening objective for his facet in a rampant first half, which additionally noticed him help Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a fluid second objective. Smith Rowe’s fellow academy graduate Bukayo Saka ensured victory with a objective of his personal earlier than half time.
Son Heung-min scored a comfort for a poor Spurs facet within the second half, however the reward got here for a youthful wanting Arsenal who had endured a tough begin to the season underneath Mikel Arteta.
The hosts had been backside of the desk after three league video games – with Spurs prime – however three video games later the purple facet of north London have leapfrogged their nearest rivals within the desk on targets scored.
Smith Rowe, talking to Sky Sports activities alongside Aubameyang within the post-match press duties, went on to replicate on one thing he is all the time dreamed of doing.
“It is the very best day of my life,” the 21-year-old admitted. “I’ve dreamed of today to attain towards Tottenham. With my household right here as properly, it is the very best feeling ever. I have been working lots in coaching on my ending and I’m actually pleased with the objective.”
He even put aside a while to credit score Arteta, who has been underneath severe strain following Arsenal’s begin to the season.
“The supervisor, he simply tells us to maintain calm, we’re younger gamers in an enormous recreation,” he added. “He encourages us a lot and provides us a lot confidence, not simply the supervisor however the gamers within the workforce as properly.”