Emile Smith Rowe: Arsenal’s person of the match hails ‘best day of my life’ following north London derby triumph

The common Gunners midfielder, 21, was massively influential in Sunday’s remarkable 3-1 victory at Emirates Stadium, scoring his side’s to start with objective just after sweeping home Bukayo Saka’s cutback in advance of quickly turning supplier for captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Smith Rowe has been a critical figure in Arsenal’s resurgence immediately after a dreadful start to the new time for the club under Mikel Arteta, whose facet have now notched four consecutive wins across all competitions and moved up to 10th in the Premier League, leapfrogging battling Spurs in the system.

A intention, help and person-of-the-match efficiency in a north London derby triumph would be a truly unique celebration for any Arsenal academy graduate, but Smith Rowe said the existence of his cherished kinds in the crowd on Sunday only made the expertise much more unforgettable.

“It is possibly the best working day of my everyday living,” he told Sky Sports. “To have my spouse and children below as very well, it is really a unique feeling.

“I sense like we’ve worked so challenging. We had a difficult start to the time. I feel like it is heading actually effectively at the minute but we need to have to retain our heads on.”