EMILE SMITH ROWE made history for Arsenal last night after coming on as a substitute against Vorskla Poltava.
The youngster replaced Alex Iwobi in the 70th minute of the 4-2 Europa League win.
And in doing so he became the first player born after 2000 to make his competitive debut for Arsenal.
He tweeted after the game: “Proud moment making my @EuropaLeague debut tonight ⚽️ thanks for all the support.. ”
Fans roared the kid on at the Emirates and are excited to see what he can do in the future.
So pleased that @emilesmithrowe_ is on for his @Arsenal debut, really enjoy watching him play, definitely one for the future! #COYG #UEL
— Jodie Walker (@YodieW16) September 20, 2018
You were simply superb yesterday
— Famsey (@famsey007) September 21, 2018
Can I just say… I love @emilesmithrowe_ ❤️
— Alev Ahmet (@Alev_AFCAtHome) September 20, 2018
Emile Smith-Rowe > Mason Mount & Phil Foden
— Keep Consistent (@kordellsmiles) September 20, 2018
You were very impressive! Good luck…
— Paul Bourdin (@paul_bourdin) September 21, 2018
Emile Smith Rowe will make it big time at Arsenal. I am very sure of that.
— Stephen Tiliki (@TILIKI_OS) September 20, 2018
One supporter tweeted: “So pleased that @emilesmithrowe_ is on for his @Arsenal debut, really enjoy watching him play, definitely one for the future! #COYG #UEL”
Another said: “You were simply superb yesterday ”
Smith Rowe came through the Arsenal youth system having joined the academy as a ten-year-old.
He was part of the England Under-17s World Cup winning squad in India last year.
Smith Rowe impressed in pre-season and earned himself a new five-year-contract in July.
The teen said: “To be honest it feels great for me.
“It’s something I’ve always dreamt of since I was young, so to sign a new contract with Arsenal… I’m just so happy and it feels surreal at the moment.”