Aston Villa keen on move for Arsenal attacker

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Aston Villa are keen on a move for Arsenal attacker Emile Smith-Rowe this summer, according to a report by Football Insider.

Unai Emery's side have been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old along with fellow Premier League side Newcastle United.

Smith-Rowe, who has made three caps for England, has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium and over recent times.

He could do with leaving the title-chasing Gunners this summer to get his career back on track.

The Croydon-born man has risen up through the academy ranks of the London outfit and was a regular for them at various youth levels.

Smith-Rowe has had loan spells away from Arsenal in the past at RB Leipzig and Huddersfield Town to gain experience.

He has made 110 appearances for his current club in all competitions, eight of which have come this term, and he has scored 18 goals.

Emery knows him well from their time with the Gunners together and could see him as someone to bolster his attacking options.

Aston Villa will need more depth in their squad if they are playing in Europe in the next campaign and Smith-Rowe could be a smart acquisition. He would inject more quality into their ranks and may also feel that he has a point to prove in the game after seeing his opportunities dry up over recent times.

Newcastle have also been mentioned as a potential suitor as they look to bring in some reinforcements in the next window,

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