Youthful talents bursting upon the scene are cherished by fans.
Coming through the ranks of the club knits them into the fabric, and a teenager making appearances that stand shoulder to shoulder with more illustrious teammates is exciting. It means that this kid in front of us has the magic in the tank, and will only get better.
As long as the circumstances are right.
So many pitfalls lie in wait for these precocious juniors. The confidence that youth brings acts like jet fuel, but a trip or stumble can mean ample recovery to find their rhythm again.
A change in manager, a simple injury, a dip in form. All preempt a youngster falling into a limbo of sorts, one that takes longer for them to clamber out of, rather than a player who has ample experience.
This is why the hype surrounding Emile Smith-Rowe must be enjoyed with a pinch of realism.
The 18 year old made his presence known to the Gooner masses during pre-season with a goal against Atletico Madrid that, had Mesut Ozil, Ramsey or Aubameyang scored it, would have had the purists purring.
Smith-Rowe did enough to warrant a first team squad place for the season, and against Qarabag in the Europa League, started the game and scored his first goal for the first team in a competitive fixture.
It isn’t just the goal that is prompting enthusiasm about his future.
His composure, his passing range, his velvet touch, the boy is something special and doesn’t look out of place despite his lack of experience.
Every single player making his breakthrough at such a tender age does suffer a blip however, normally in their second season. The pressure becomes a burden, playing more games needs a certain amount of time to adapt. The level to maintain is tough, and can only come with more gametime.
Learning requires mistakes too, and that means that these kids need to do make them. The level of patience amongst fanbases though, is low.
As soon as a kid makes noticeable errors, then suggestions of a loan rise to the surface of discussion. But Smith-Rowe will be no exception. When he dips - and he will - doubts will circle like hungry vultures. His bright start will be used to highlight his fall from grace and how his mental strength may well be weak.
Emile is an Arsenal graduate, knows the club and loves the club. It means we will hold him dearer than others. We do need to remember the tribulations of youth players before we burden him with the future of the club though - even if at the moment he appears to hold the world at his blessed feet.
Smith-Rowe could well be an England international by the end of the season, such is Gareth Southgate’s penchant for blooding youth. Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and James Maddison have been called up to the most recent England meet.
It would be the worst thing that could happen to Smith-Rowe.
We need to keep him grounded, playing games here and there, regular cameos from the bench. Learn from his coaches on the training pitch, as well as his comrades in the first team. He has plenty to take in.
If he continues to blaze a trail, there will be no use in keeping the hype down low, as he will have announced himself to the game all by himself. If we can keep his visibility low though, then we should do.
Smith-Rowe will, or should, have years of accolades and attention. During his formative years though, any guards we can place in front of him then we should act on it.
Smith-Rowe’s future is currently constructed of plasticine, and can be contorted by many different things.
We need to make sure that the coaching of Emery is the main influence.
If all goes well, we could have a real find on our hands, one that can carry us to amazing glory.