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Rio Ferdinand has hailed Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe, following the club’s 2 – 1 win over Tottenham.
Former Manchester United man believes the teenager has the opportunity to achieve anything he wants in the future.
“I love him. I have to say, I love him,” Ferdinand told his YouTube channel.
“I love the way he plays. I was worried actually when Odegaard came in. Would the manager play him in the same team? But he’s come in, and the way he’s played this season, there’s sometimes even that cheekiness about the way he plays. I said this a while ago that he could have played in the era of Wenger, the way he plays football.
“He’s been a breath of fresh air and a big positive under Arteta. I think [Bukayo] Saka’s obviously been the standout young gun that’s come in, but he’s not far behind. And for the future, I think it’s very, very bright for him.”