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Emile Smith Rowe set for long-term Arsenal extension?

Emile Smith Rowe set for long-term Arsenal extension?
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Arsenal playmaker Emile Smith Rowe is set to commit his future to the club until 2026, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Emile Smith Rowe is reportedly close to agreeing a new long-term deal with Arsenal.

The 20-year-old became an integral part of Mikel Arteta's team during the second half of the 2020-21 campaign, and he ended the season with four goals and seven assists across all competitions.

Arsenal are understandably keen to reward Smith Rowe's performances with a new deal, and the two parties are reportedly close to finalising the details.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Smith Rowe is set to commit his future to Arsenal for another five years until 2026, and there are only a few details left to be ironed out.

The Englishman was previously linked with a move to Aston Villa, but the West Midlands outfit have moved to beat the Gunners to the signature of Emiliano Buendia.

Arsenal are expected to move for a new creative hub in the transfer market, though, with a permanent deal for Martin Odegaard or swoop for Julian Brandt both being mooted.

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SKATEBOARDING
· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

SAILING
· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
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CYCLING
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