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Ethan Nwaneri had only a brief appearance in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Brentford on Sunday, but it was an unforgettable moment for the young player.
15 years and 181 days old, Nwaniri Become the youngest player In the history of the Premier League when he replaced Fabio Vieira in the second minute of stoppage time in the second half.
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15 years and 181 days.
The youngest player in the history of the English Premier League.
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Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott (16 years, 30 days) held the previous mark, and Nwaneri broke the club record previously held by Cesc Fabregas.
“It was a purely internal feeling,” said Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta. He said From fetching my nawaniri. “I met the boy, I really liked what I saw. He trained with us a few times. I had a feeling yesterday that if I had the chance, I’d do it. It’s worth it.”
This adds to the youth movement that Arteta has helped fuel since her arrival as director in 2019, and the benefits of that focus have been on display for Brentford.
Vieira, who turned just 22 in May, scored Arsenal’s final goal on Sunday.
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Arsenal went 3-0 thanks to this amazing goal by Fabio Vieira!
Bukayo Saka assisted in William Saliba’s opener in the 17th minute. He and Saliba are only 21 years old, with the former already asserting himself as the fulcrum of the club’s attack.
But after Sunday, supporters will follow his continued development closely.