England -born Nigerian Nwaneri makes historic debut at 15 years in EPL

Substitute Ethan Nwaneri comes in for Busayo Saka, another England-born Nigerian player in the game Arsenal defeated Brentford away 3-0 on Sunday

ARSENAL youngster Ethan Nwaneri – who wasn’t even born when the Emirates Stadium was opened – came off the bench today to face Brentford, totorinews.com reports.

He made history by becoming  the youngest player to feature in Premier League at 15 years and 181 days when he joined the action in injury time.

Nwaneri, who was born in March 2007, becomes the youngest player ever to make a Premier League appearance.

The record was previously held by Liverpool teenager Harvey Elliott who was 16yrs and 30days when he came on for Fulham.

He also becomes the youngest first-team player in Arsenal’s history.

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Ethan Nwaneri

The attacking midfielder has recorded four goals and assists in four league games between the U18’s and U21’s this campaign

He caught the eyes of Arsenal fans when he scored on his U18’s debut last year at the age of just 14, with many hoping that he would go on to be the next big thing.

And he has now followed in the footsteps of Smith-Rowe and Bukayo Saka in making his first team debut after impressing club coaches.

Nwaneri was born almost a year AFTER the Gunners faced Barcelona in their first and only Champions League final in 2006.

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Teenage sensation…Ethan Nwaneri

Club legends Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Cesc Fabregas all featured in that game as well as Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto’o and Xavi.

Arsene Wenger’s side went on to lose the clash 2-1 following two late Barcelona goals.

Arsenal currently face an injury crisis with Oleksandr Zinchenko, Mohamed Elneny, Odegaard and Smith-Rowe all unavailable due to injury.

Source : The Sun.Co.Uk

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