Two days before his 18th birthday, Smith Rowe curled Arsenal's equaliser from the edge of the box in a 1-1 draw, before Diego Simeone's Atletico edged the shoot-out 3-1 in the International Champions Cup.
Both teams now searched for a winning goal but couldn't get one and Unai Emery however changed his attacking players as he made 8 changes in the second half, so the gunners defended in the last minutes of the game as the match went to penalties.
Said Emery: "The system for me isn't the most important". "I said to you I want five captains in the team, then the numbers we are going to give to them, the first, the second, third, four and five".
Summer signing Bernd Leno should get another chance to impress while Aaron Ramsey will look to put his contract situation to one side and should start in midfield.
And Ramsey, who has won three FA Cup crowns since his move to Arsenal from Cardiff City in 2008, has shed light on negotiations with the Gunners over a new deal.
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Spieth also said that the presence of Tiger Woods on the leaderboard is a sign of things to come rather than a flash in the pan. So given the backstory, the thrill of the competition lit Woods up like a beacon Saturday. "I'm right there", he said.
Arsenal teenager Emile Smith-Rowe cancelled out Luciano Vietto's opener to take the game to a shootout.
"I think this is the moment for the young players to show quality like Emile did", Emery said. "Very young kids, but we have been working with them these days to integrate them into a group which has been working together for seven years, with a very strong defensive structure".
"Today I am very happy with his work on the pitch, but not only today".
Arsenal FC of England has denied reports that its chief executive, Ivan Gazidis, has accepted an offer that would see him leave the club. "We are speaking about every decision for our club". "Ivan, when I arrived, the first meeting was with him".
"He has a lot of experience, which will be good for the group and the team, and his incorporation has always been positive". "I don't know what he's going to do because I only speak with him about the Arsenal project".