Emery expects SmithRowe to meek debut
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has revealed that the club’s teenage youngster Emile Smith-Rowe to make his competitive debut on Thursday.The academy product of Arsenal impressed while on preseason with the club’s first team and his manager insists he will play the UEFA Europa League tie against FC Vorskla on Thursday night.Smith-Rowe is yet to feature for the first team in the Premier League so far this campaign but a good display in the Europa League could a long way to change that.Meanwhile, Emery refused to confirm if summer signing Lucas Torreira will make his full debut for the Gunners tomorrow.The Uruguay international joined the club from Italian side Sampdoria this summer after impressing at the World Cup but is yet to start a game, coming off the bench on all five occasions in the league so far.Report: Kanu makes bold claim about Pepe George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Former Arsenal superstar Kanu claims the Premier League teams fear Nicolas Pepe.The Ivory Coast international Pepe, made an 80 million Euro move to Arsenal…“I can give you [the goalkeeping] position for tomorrow with Leno, but other players I prefer to first say to the players officially that they are in the first XI. And we will do that tomorrow [Thursday] morning,” Emery said, according to ESPN.“We are going to change some players because we need to give some players minutes.”“But thinking [also] about our performance and our progress with the players. We are going to change and also in the 18 players there is two young players. But tomorrow we are going to give them the first XI.”The ex-Sevilla manager also revealed that Stephan Lichsteiner will make his first start for the club on Thursday as well.The Switzerland captain joined the Gunners on a free this summer from Juventus and made his debut as a substitute in their opening weekend Premier League loss to champions Manchester City, replacing Aisley Maitland-Niles who suffered an injury setback in the game.