Arsenal Send a direct message to Chelsea transfer interest
Arsenal has made it clear that Emile Smith Rowe is not for sale amid late summer transfer interest from Chelsea. The Blues have been in the market for further attacking reinforcements before the transfer deadline, particularly targeting a versatile forward who can play as a No. 10 and on the wing.
Although Chelsea has been linked with Smith Rowe in recent days, Arsenal has consistently maintained that the 23-year-old midfielder, a product of their academy, is not available for sale. Smith Rowe’s 2022/23 season was significantly impacted by injury, and after winning the Under-21 European Championship with England over the summer, he has only made bench appearances in the Community Shield this season.
Smith Rowe has been an unused substitute in all three of Arsenal’s Premier League fixtures this season, leading to increased speculation about a potential move away from the Emirates Stadium.
Chelsea is now expected to explore alternative attacking options to bolster Mauricio Pochettino’s squad before the transfer window closes at 11 pm BST on Friday night, as they have been unable to secure a deal for Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise.