Arsenal teenager Emile Smith Rowe admitted that he had had the “best day of his life” after the match within the Gunners’ north London derby win in opposition to Tottenham on Sunday.
Smith Rowe scored the opening aim for his facet in a rampant first half, which additionally led him to help Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for a floating second aim. Smith Rowe’s academy candidate Bukayo Saka secured victory along with his personal aim earlier than half time.
Best day of my life! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kAoOgoo9QK
– Emile Smith Rowe (@emilesmithrowe) September 26, 2021
Son Heung-min was comforted by a poor Spurs facet within the second half, however reward got here for a youthful-looking Arsenal who had endured a troublesome begin to the season below Mikel Arteta.
The hosts have been at the underside of the desk after three league video games – with the Spurs prime – however three video games later, the pink facet of north London has jumped their nearest rivals within the desk on objectives scored.
Smith Rowe, who spoke with Sky Sports together with Aubameyang within the press launch after the match, mirrored on one thing he has at all times dreamed of doing.
“It’s the best day of my life,” the 21-year-old admitted. “I have dreamed of this day to score against Tottenham. With my family here too, it is the best feeling ever. I have worked a lot on training at my end and I am really happy with the goal.”
He even put aside a while to credit score Arteta, who has been below severe stress since Arsenal began the season.
“The manager, he just says we should be calm, we are young players in a massive game,” he added. “He encourages us so much and gives us so much confidence, not only the coach but the players on the team as well.”