VIDEO: Stephan Lichtsteiner has to do 18-year-old Emile Smith Rowe’s laces up in Arsenal 0-0 Sporting

Youngster needed assistance in second-half of Europa League game.

Stephan Lichtsteiner does Emile Smith Rowe's laces up in Arsenal 0-0 Sporting in the Europa League
(Image: Twitter/BT Sport)

"I know he's young but that's ridiculous isn't it."

Arsenal's oldest outfield player Stephan Lichtsteiner helping their youngest, Emile Smith Rowe, do his laces up 😂 pic.twitter.com/8alTuVs8Sl

— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) November 8, 2018

Veteran defender Stephan Lichtsteiner had to do Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe’s laces up for him in their goalless draw with Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday night.

The youngest player in the team, 18-year-old Smith Rowe, sat on the pitch needing attention midway through the second-half of the group stage clash at the Emirates.

Emile Smith Rowe is so young he can’t even tie his own shoelaces

— SI∆N (@Sianpb2012) November 8, 2018

The oldest player in the team, 34-year-old Lichtsteiner, duly attended to his teammate who is just over half his age.

The camera then watches the entire procedure as the Swiss does his boot laces up for him.

The result leaves Arsenal three points clear of their opponents at the top of Group E with two games left to play.

Lichtsteiner doing Emile Smith Rowe’s laces up. Good to see a grandad looking after his grandchildren.

— Arsenal (@ffarsenalfc) November 8, 2018