Smith Rowe scores first goal as Arsenal beat Qarabag in Europa League

Emile Smith Rowe scored his first senior goal as Arsenal continued their Europa League campaign with a 3-0 victory away to Qarabag tonight.

Smith Rowe, who featured as a substitute against Vorskla Poltava, was selected to start on this occasion and produced an encouraging performance as he made some excellent runs.

After Sokratis Papastahopoulos had opened the scoring, Smith Rowe made it 2-0 with a composed finish after being teed up by fellow Hale End product Alex Iwobi.

Smith Rowe was substituted in the 65th minute and then Matteo Guendouzi added a third goal for Arsenal.

Deyan Iliev, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock also travelled to Azerbaijan but weren’t included in the matchday squad.



  1. Really pleased the youngsters are performing well with the first team. Still dumbfounded as to why Eddie Nketiah has yet to appear. Maybe the next League Cup could afford the opportunity for him. Let’s hope so.

    Meanwhile, has there been a game earlier where 2 teenagers scored for the First Team in the same game?

    1. has happened a lot of times. For example, when we beat Sheffield United 6-0 Jack Wilshere scored at just 16 years old and Carlos Vela got a hat-trick (19) .
      Eddie has been unlucky, Emery seems to want to give his 3 strikers as much game time as possible. Considering Laca doesn’t play internationals and Welbeck doesn’t get that much game time, it is understandable. As you say, hopefully Eddie will get a chance against Blackpool.

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