Huddersfield Town will be hoping they can finish this year’s league campaign strongly, as they look to avoid back-to-back relegations.
The Terriers are currently sat 18th in the Championship, and are three points clear of the relegation zone with nine matches still to play in this year’s campaign.
One player that has made a difference for Danny Cowley’s side in their bid for survival is Emile Smith Rowe, who arrived on loan from Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Smith Rowe has made ten appearances for the Terriers this term, and has chipped in with one goal and three assists.
It remains to be seen as to what the long-term future holds for Smith Rowe at Arsenal, with the Mikel Arteta having a number of strong options available to him in his squad.
Football.london’s Arsenal correspondent Art du Roche has recently revealed that he expects Smith Rowe to be kept in and around the Gunners’ first team next season.
“As for a more general view, Emile Smith Rowe and Tyreece John-Jules (on loan at Lincoln City) were the other real success stories of the loan players.
“John-Jules managed just one goal in seven games before injury but was able to test himself in men’s football for the first time. It’d be likely he goes on loan again next season.
“I wouldn’t be surprised in Smith Rowe is kept among the first team for the 2020/21 campaign.”
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I’ve been really impressed with what I’ve seen of Smith Rowe so far out on loan with Huddersfield Town.
He’s a player that has shown encouraging signs in the limited game time he’s had with Arsenal, and I think the Gunners made the right call in sending him out on loan for the remainder of this year’s campaign.
If he can continue to put in strong performances and play his part in Huddersfield Town’s survival bid in the Championship, then I don’t see a reason as to why he couldn’t force his way into the first team squad next season.
Smith Rowe will be eager to prove himself at the Emirates Stadium at the earliest of opportunities.