Arsenal U18s played Colchester United last night in the quarter-final of the FA Youth Cup, and came out 5-1 winners on the night.
The young Gunners are now into the semi-finals where they’ll face Blackpool. It was a convincing win, with two goals from the very highly rated Emile Smith Rowe, the second of which was a superb free kick which was about as unstoppable as a free kick can be.
He curled it right into the top corner with the keeper helpless, and with not much to cheer about at the moment in general, check it out below to brighten up your day.
There really is a large amount of movement on the ball, and you may have seen another goal this season that reminded you of it. Again it was from youth level, and again it was Rowe Smith who made the ball curl in an almost unbelievable way during a game against Liverpool.
Emil Smith – Rowe. Remember the name!pic.twitter.com/6tbZjW2C5I
— SimplyArsenal (@SlmplyArsenal) March 6, 2018
I know that none of us want to over-hype a young player, but it’s clear that he is the answer to all our problems and should be in the first team immediately.
As captain. And player-manager.
In seriousness though, he is edging towards first team involvement as this story from our youth correspondent Jeorge Bird outlines.