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Arsenal starlet becomes youngest player in Premier League history

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The Gunners introduced a new youngster in their victory over Brentford.

Ethan Nwaneri became the youngest player in Premier League history when he came off the bench for Arsenal in their 3-0 win over Brentford.

The Gunners continued their incredible start to the new season by beating the in-form Bees on Sunday. 

William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus scored in the first half before Fabio Vieira secured Arsenal’s return to the top of the table in the 49th minute.

The Gunners remained in charge of the game, enabling Mikel Arteta to get experimental with his late substitutions.

The Spaniard subbed in Takehiro Tomiyasu, Marquinhos, and Nwaneri after the 80th minute.

Nwaneri, aged just 15 years and 181 days, replaced Fabio Vieira to become the youngest-ever player in the Premier League.

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He broke the record of Liverpool‘s Harvey Elliott, who made his EPL debut when he was 16 years and 30 days old.

Arsenal teased their Brentford counterparts by chanting ‘he’s got school in the morning’ after Nwanei came in.

The youngster has played for Arsenal’s academy ranks since he was eight. He started the current season with the U18 side.

However, his brilliant form has convinced Arteta to hand him an early promotion to the senior side. 

Nwaneri has mainly played as an attacking midfielder in Arsenal’s academy teams. But his impressive versatility and dribbling skills also make him an option for playing on the wings.