Ethan Nwaneri becomes youngest player in Premier League history as 15 year old comes on for Arsenal in win vs Brentford | The Sun

ARSENAL youngster Ethan Nwaneri has become the youngest ever player to compete in the Premier League at the age of 15.

The 15-year-old ace came on for the Gunners against Brentford in the 90th minute as he replaced Fabio Vieira at the Gtech Community Stadium.

The Arsenal fans chanted: "How s*** must you be, he's only 15."

The 15-year-old was promoted to first team training this week having made his Under-21 debut at the beginning of September.

And the attacking midfielder has already earned a spot in Mikel Arteta's squad with the likes of Martin Odegaard and Emile Smith-Rowe unavailable due to injury.

Nwaneri, who was born in March 2007, becomes the youngest player ever to make a Premier League appearance.

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The record was previously held by Liverpool teenager Harvey Elliott, who was 16 years and 30 days old when he came on for Fulham.

Nwaneri, on the other hand, is just 15 years and 180 days old.

He also becomes the youngest first-team player in Arsenal's history.

The attacking midfielder has recorded four goals and assists in four league games between the Under-18 and Under-21 this campaign.

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He caught the eyes of Arsenal fans when he scored on his Under-18 debut last year at the age of just 14, with many hoping that he would go on to be the next big thing.

And it looks like he is on his way to a promising future at the Emirates after taking part in the team's 3-0 win over Brentford.

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