Emile Smith Rowe having RB Leipzig medial

Emile Smith Rowe having RB Leipzig medial

Emile Smith Rowe having RB Leipzig medial

Arsenal winger Emile Smith Rowe is having a medical with German club RB Leipzig ahead of a loan deal until the end of the season.

Smith Rowe, 18, has impressed when given his opportunities in the first team this season, which have mostly come from appearances in the Europa League and Carabao Cup under Unai Emery.

He is highly-rated at the Emirates Stadium and now joins fellow academy product Reiss Nelson in joining a side in the Bundesliga, with Nelson currently out on loan with Hoffenheim for the year.

It is the second successive season in which Leipzig have loaned a young attacking player from the Premier League, having also taken Ademola Lookman from Everton last term. Lookman was a hit in Germany, scoring five goals in 11 Bundesliga outings.

Denis Suarez is going to join Arsenal on loan today

They tried to sign Lookman on a permanent deal last summer but were unsuccessful in their attempts, with the player instead remaining at Goodison Park which has lead them to making a move for Smith Rowe.

The England youth international will hope to replicate the efforts of Nelson, Lookman and Jason Sancho, all of whom have made an impact in their spells with German clubs that have been willing to offer regular football.

Arsenal are hoping to bring in two new players today, which would ultimately reduce Smith Rowe’s chances of appearing in the first team.

Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez is set to arrive from Barcelona on a season-long loan, while the club are also hopeful of bringing in Belgian international Yannick Carrasco from Dalian Yifang.

william hill banner