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'He knows the consequences' - Smith Rowe asked for Arsenal No.10 shirt, reveals Arteta

The Gunners have handed a new contract and iconic jersey to an academy graduate that they have high hopes for

Mikel Arteta has revealed that Emile Smith Rowe asked to be given the No.10 shirt at Arsenal, with the Gunners boss pointing out that a talented 20-year-old "knows the consequences" of taking on an iconic jersey.

A highly-rated product of the Emirates Stadium academy system is following in the footsteps of Dennis Bergkamp, Robin van Persie and Mesut Ozil.

He has also committed to a new long-term contract, bringing any uncertainty surrounding his future to a close, with Arteta now looking for a confident character to fulfil his potential and embrace a prominent standing in an ambitious squad.