ARSENAL fans have fallen in love with Emile Smith Rowe’s new Mikel Arteta-inspired tattoos.
The midfielder, 22, showed off his new ink in a TikTok video – posted by tattoo artist Daniel Rossetter – on Friday.Smith Rowe got the words ‘believe in yourself’ tattooed on his arm[/caption] The midfielder also got ‘trust the process’ written in Spanish on his hip[/caption]
One tat reads: “Believe in yourself,” while the other, written in Spanish, translates to “Trust the process” – a phrase Arteta regularly uses.
Fans are now convinced that Smith Rowe‘s artwork is a homage to the Arsenal boss.
One person tweeted: “Arteta is the inspiration behind this, can’t tell me otherwise.”
Another added: “The Arteta effect.”
While a third wrote: “He loves Arteta!”
However, rival supporters have blasted the midfielder for being “cringeworthy”.
One fan wrote: “The trust the process one’s a bit cringe.”
While another commented: “Has he lost the plot?”
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Smith Rowe has been linked with a move away from the Emirates Stadium in recent weeks.
He made just 14 first team appearances for the Gunners this season due to injury, subsequently casting doubt over his future in north London.
However, last week SunSport revealed that Arteta has no plans to let him go this summer.
The Spaniard still considers Smith Rowe an important player for the immediate and long-term future of the club.