Wright said of the youngster: “He’s quality. Top drawer. He is a real player. Absolutely delighted for him.”
Praising Smith Rowe’s goal, the former Gunners striker added: “It’s what he deserved. In the first half we weren’t getting enough midfield players joining and in the box and he’s someone who does that naturally in his game.
“He’s done well there. You want a calm, composed strike on target and he’s done that.
“He’s literally one of the only players we have in the squad who plays on the half turn in there.
“He comes into that area of the pitch, we had [Granit] Xhaka and [Mohamed] Elneny and they’re deep, they need someone in the middle of the pitch to lay it into who can link with the midfield and the forwards.
“He’s the kind of person that wants the ball in there to progress it forward. That’s what we didn’t do in the first half and in the previous games to the ones we’ve won.”