Arsenal name 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri on bench to face Brentford and could smash Premier League records with debut – but wasn’t born when the Gunners reached Champions League final

    Remember the name Ethan Nwaneri as he could be about to smash a few records.

    The 15-year-old was named on Arsenal’s bench to face Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday.

    Nwaneri is just 15 years old, but on the Arsenal bench to face Brentford

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    Nwaneri is just 15 years old, but on the Arsenal bench to face Brentford

    That’s not a typo… he really is 15 years old.

    He would break the record for youngest player to make their debut in Premier League history if Mikel Arteta does decide to bring him on.

    Liverpool star Harvey Elliott currently holds that record. He was 16 years and 30 days when he made his Premier League debut for Fulham.

    He was born in March 2007 and will comfortably break that record.

    Nwaneri would also beat Jack Wilshere’s record of being Arsenal’s youngest ever Premier League player at 16 years and 256 days.

    Want to feel old yet? He was born AFTER the Emirates Stadium was built and was not even alive when the Gunners made the Champions League final in 2006.

    Nwaneri was not alive when Arsenal made it to the Champions League final

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    Nwaneri was not alive when Arsenal made it to the Champions League final

    The midfield only made his Arsenal’s Under-21s debut earlier this month, but has already been elevated to the first-team squad.

    He is the latest talent off the Hale End production line with the likes of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe showing homegrown youngsters can get a chance to shine in the first team under Mikel Arteta.

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