Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe is not having the best of times on the pitch today as he makes his first Premier League start for the club.
The 19-year-old has long looked an exciting prospect coming through at the Emirates Stadium, but he’s not responded too well to being thrown in at the deep end today.
In fairness, it’s been a scrappy game in general, with neither Arsenal or Everton clicking into gear in what has been a poor first half to watch.
Still, many Gooners on Twitter are now slamming Smith Rowe and singling him out as someone they’d like to see caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg take off at half time.
It remains to be seen what the Swede will decide, but he has options on the bench and could do well to change something at the break as this current set-up clearly isn’t working.
Smith Rowe may well be a top player for the Gunners one day, but at the moment it might be best to ease him in more slowly and take him off for the good of the team and himself right now.
Here’s some fan reaction to the teenager’s below-par display…
Another smith rowe disasterclass, water is wet.
— Tyrell Ebanks (@Tyrell_10) December 21, 2019
Smith Rowe looking out of his depth in this game, bring on laca, let him sit behind auba ??? @Arsenal
— Sleeka_gunner (@sleeka_) December 21, 2019
#Arsenal smith Rowe out of his depth
— red army (@ssgooners) December 21, 2019
this smith rowe disaster class pic.twitter.com/HbtB7GMK05
— Dan (@Dingzinho) December 21, 2019
Smith Rowe out of his depth, this game is painful to watch ?
— Dan??? (@Dan3Thompson) December 21, 2019
Take smith rowe off put pepe on and put nelson in 10
— Jazinho (@Jaz1up) December 21, 2019
Nelson and Smith Rowe should be taken off in my opinion, they’ve done nothing! https://t.co/p5audJMZIA
— David Dunn (@D_A_Dunn) December 21, 2019
Emile Smith-Rowe needs to come off, he’s awful today
— Kyle Williams (@kyle_williams26) December 21, 2019
Take Smith Rowe off
— IloveRicoNasty (@DenzoDB) December 21, 2019
Smith-Rowe has been awful, shouldn’t be anywhere near the first team #EVEARS
— Richard Webster (@rw_83) December 21, 2019
Smith-Rowe has been awful so far?
— Kieran (@KieranF10) December 21, 2019