Fifteen-year-old Ethan Nwaneri made history as he became the youngest player in Premier League history in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Brentford.

The English attacking midfielder, who was born in March 2007, replaced Fabio Vieira for the Gunners in stoppage time at Brentford Community Stadium.

Aged 15 years and 181 days, Nwaneri beat the record held by Harvey Elliott. Liverpool midfielder Elliott was 16 years and 30 days old when he played for Fulham in 2019.

Born on the 21st March 2007 after Emirates Stadium, the home Arsenal moved into after leaving Highbury, was opened in 2006.He has quickly impressed during his time with the Gunners.

He joined the Arsenal development ranks at the age of 8, at 14, he marked his under-18s debut with a goal against Reading and followed it up with a number of eye-catching performances.

He had been expected to spend the season with the Under-18s but was quickly promoted to the Under-21s.

On 8 August, he scored in a 3-0 win after coming on as a substitute for England in an Under-17s game against the Faroe Islands.

Nwaneri currently represents the England U-16s and has also made one cap with the U-17s but is eligible for Nigeria through his parents.



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