Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe has equalled a Premier League club record set by Tomas Rosicky in the Gunners’ 5-0 thumping of Norwich City on Boxing Day.
The England international has lost his place in the starting lineup in recent weeks, with Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette preferred in the final third.
However, Smith Rowe has still made a consistent impact from the bench and rounded off the scoring as a substitute nine minutes after coming on at Carrow Road.
In doing so, the attacker has now scored three times in a row as a substitute for the Gunners in the Premier League, becoming only the second Arsenal player to achieve that feat.
Rosicky – dubbed by Arsenal supporters as ‘The Little Mozart’ – first did so in September 2009, with Smith Rowe now scoring off the bench against Norwich, Leeds United and West Ham United.
The 21-year-old now has eight goals to his name from 17 Premier League games this season, with Bukayo Saka, Kieran Tierney and Lacazette also finding the back of the net against Norwich.