Rio Ferdinand names Arsenal’s most important player

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has described Emile Smith Rowe as Arsenal’s most important player on current form.

Smith Rowe has been in top form for Arsenal so far this season and has scored four goals and provided two assists in eleven Premier League games for the Gunners.

The 21-year-old midfielder scored the winner for Arsenal in their 1-0 victory over Watford at Emirates last Sunday.

His goal against Watford moved Arsenal to the fifth position on the Premier League table with 20 points from 11 games and Ferdinand believes that the England youngster has already proven how important he is to Mikel Arteta’s side.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ferdinand said of Arsenal: “There’s a team, there is a united team. There’s a togetherness that I have not seen at Arsenal for a long time.

“There’s nobody doing more right now than Emile Smith Rowe. He reminds me, with more end product it seems right now and I think he’ll go onto levels, his style is a little bit [Alex] Hleb.

“He plays low, socks similar, the way he moves and manipulates the ball, can keep people off balance all game. He’s got a bit of Hleb about him! He’s got a Robert Pires vibe a little bit.”