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Arsenal's 'standout performer' was forgotten pre-season star, says Emile Smith Rowe

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Arsenal star during his academy days.Smith Rowe, 22, has become one of the Gunners’ shining lights of the past one-and-a-half seasons.

He and 20-year-old Bukayo Saka are widely lauded as the future of the football club, having netted 21 goals between them last season.But while the talented young duo are Arsenal’s most promising first team stars, they were not always favourites to become so.

Smith Rowe himself has admitted it was in fact age-mate Reiss Nelson who was Hale End’s most talented prospect when they were growing up.READ MORE: Aaron Ramsdale's dad steals the show in Arsenal All or Nothing with expletive outburstWhen asked who the standout youth player was, the Arsenal No.10 told the Vibe with Five YouTube channel: "Reiss Nelson - he was the one in my age group.

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