Arsenal teenager Emile Smith-Rowe will be allowed to leave the club on loan again this summer, but he is faced with a choice of clubs who want to sign him.
The 18-year old is regarded as a rising star by Arsenal, and is tipped to have a big future at the club. However, they believe that a loan spell is key to his development, so now must decide where he is to go.
RB Leipzig, with whom he spent the second part of last season, are keen to have him back again, even though he only played 28 minutes for them because of injury. However, Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg are also interested in signing him, and there are reports that other Premier League and Championship sides, and at least one La Liga team have asked about his availability.
No decision will be made until Smith-Rowe, who took part in Arsenal’s pre-season tour to America, has fully recovered from injury.
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