Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe has opened up on the superstition he has whenever he plays after it was spotted by Gunners fans.
Smith Rowe admitted he always keeps his socks low in order to feel free on the pitch.
The Arsenal youngster has been compared to Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish for the way he dresses on the pitch, with his socks usually just halfway up his shins.
Smith Rowe has been one of the standout stars this season for the Gunners having taken over Mesut Ozil’s place in the side.
The 20-year-old has played eight times in the Premier League so far this season, providing three assists.
His creative freedom has been a breathe of fresh air for Mikel Arteta’s side, who had struggled in the first half of the campaign.
After breaking into the team, Gunners fans were quick to note that he always wears his socks low around his ankles, and compared him with Grealish and Paolo Dybala.
Some had suggested it was a fashion statement, and that Smith Rowe just wanted to look good.
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But the playmaker insisted that doesn’t come into it, and the decision was made a while ago in order to feel more free on the pitch.
“I try to be free in my mind,” Smith Rowe said.
“There’s one thing I do, which is wear my socks low.
“I feel like that gives me a lot of freedom, I don’t know why.
“It’s just a little superstition.
“I feel like I always have a lot of freedom on the pitch, and like I said earlier, all the players give me confidence and that makes it even easier for me.”
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