Arsenal starlet Emile Smith-Rowe was on the scoresheet again for the Arsenal U21’s, inspiring the Gunners to a 3-0 win over Coventry City.
The youngster has already entered Arsenal fans’ radar following an impressive pre-season for Unai Emery’s side.
Assistant manager Steve Bould, watched on in the stands at the Ricoh Arena. Emery’s right-hand man will surely relay what has been apparent for some time – he is simply too good for youth team football.
Rowe opened the scoring after just four minutes, drifting infield from the right, almost unnoticed by the Coventry defence, and slipping a shot beyond Liam O’Brien from just inside the area.
Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock also got on the score sheet to give Arsenal a dominant win.
With Bould and academy chief Per Mertesacker among the club contingent, and Mr Arsenal himself Tony Adams in the away end, U21 head coach Freddie Ljungberg wasn’t short of sources of inspiration to shore up the defence in the second half.
Now it seems just a matter of when rather than if Smith-Rowe will get his chance.