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Ethan Nwaneri Debut Becomes Youngest Premier League Player


During Arsenal’s 3-0 victory against Brentford, fifteen-year-old Ethan Nwaneri became the league’s youngest player.

At the Brentford Community Stadium during stoppage time, the English offensive midfielder, born in March 2007, came in for the Gunners to replace Fabio Vieira.

Nwaneri surpassed Harvey Elliott’s record at 15 years and 181 days.

Elliott, a midfielder for Liverpool, joined Fulham in 2019 at 16 months and 30 days.

After 91 minutes and two seconds, Vieira, who had score the third goal, was replace by Nwaneri. Before the game, which lasted 94 minutes and 44 seconds, concluded, he was actively engaged for three minutes and 42 seconds.

He is the first player in the Premier League under 16 to have ever played.

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Before the game, Mikel Arteta, the manager of Arsenal, remarked, “We have the opportunity to develop young players.

“Opportunities exist when problems occur, and we are quite short.”

Nwaneri played for England’s Under-16 team when he was 14 and has made multiple appearances for Arsenal’s Under-18 squad.

Following wins for Manchester City and Tottenham on Saturday, Arsenal’s victory against Brentford sent them back to the top of the standings.

When he played for Glenavon last week, 13-year-old Northern Irish schoolboy Christopher Atherton became the youngest senior football player in the United Kingdom.


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