Matt Smith provided his fourth assist of the season for Swindon Town on Saturday, helping them score a last-minute equaliser against Charlton Athletic.

Swindon Town Midfielder Matthew Smith runs with the ball during the EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Oxford United and Swindon Town at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, England on 28 November 2020. Copyright: Marek Dorcik
Swindon Town Midfielder Matthew Smith runs with the ball during the EFL Sky Bet League 1 match between Oxford United and Swindon Town at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, England on 28 November 2020. Copyright: Marek Dorcik

One of the big positives of Arsenal’s loan campaign so far is Matt Smith, playing in midfield for Swindon Town this season.

Though the team are flirting with League One relegation, Smith is consistently one of their top performers, with many fans remarking that he would have countless assists if their forwards could actually finish the chances he makes.

The midfielder did manage to provide one this weekend, and it was a vital one.

With Swindon Town 2-1 down in the 90th minute, Smith swung in a corner for Brett Pitman to head home. You can watch it here from 1:44.

It wasn’t the first time Smith rescued his loan team late on. He provided a 93rd-minute assist for the winner against Forest Green Rovers last month, and scored a 93rd-minute equaliser against Shrewsbury Town later that same week.

Smith is in the top three chance creators in League One, making 37 key passes and creating five big chances, resulting in four assists.

It’s obviously not the same playing in League One compared to the Premier League, but just for a fun comparison, the top Arsenal creator in league games this season has made 15 key passes.