Arsenal’s 15-year-old wonderkid Ethan Nwaneri smashes Liverpool star’s Premier League record with debut against Brentford and wasn’t born when Gunners reached Champions League final

    Remember the name Ethan Nwaneri.

    The 15-year-old has smashed the Premier League record for the youngest-ever player when he arrived off the Arsenal bench in their 3-0 win over Brentford.

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

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

    Nwaneri is now the youngest player in Premier League history

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    Nwaneri is now the youngest player in Premier League history

    That’s not a typo… he really is 15 years and 181 days old.

    Liverpool star Harvey Elliott previously held that record. He was 16 years and 30 days when he made his Premier League debut for Fulham in May 2019

    Nwaneri was born in March 2007 and comfortably beat that record when he replaced goalscorer Fabio Vieira..

    The young midfielder 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? 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

    He only made his Arsenal’s Under-21s debut earlier this month, but was elevated to the first-team squad after an injury to Martin Odegaard.

    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.

    Fans were loving his introduction too, rubbing it in to the home fans, singing: “He’s got school in the morning.”

    They also chimed: “How s*** must you be, he’s only 15.”

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